Blaise Pascal, the precociously brilliant contemporary of Descartes, was a gifted mathematician and physicist, but it is his unfinished apologia for the Christian religion upon which his reputation now rests.
The Pensees is a collection of philosohical fragments, notes and essays in which Pascal explores the contradictions of human nature in pscyhological, social, metaphysical and - above all - theological terms.
Mankind emerges from Pascal's analysis as a wretched and desolate creature within an impersonal universe, but who can be transformed through faith in God's grace.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages, bibliography
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 27/07/1995
- Category: Philosophy of religion
- ISBN: 9780140446456