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Pascal the Philosopher

by Graeme Hunter | 21 October 2014
Category: Philosophy
Synopsis
Blaise Pascal has always been appreciated as a literary giant and a religious guide, but has received only grudging recognition as a philosopher: philosophers have mistaken Pascal s harsh criticism of their discipline as a rejection of it. But according to Graeme Hunter, Pascal s critics have simply failed to grasp his lean, but powerful conception of philosophy. This accessibly written book provides the first introduction to Pascal s philosophy as an organic whole. Hunter argues that Pascal s aim is not merely to humble philosophy, but to save it from a kind of failure to which it is prone. He lays out Pascal s development of a more promising and fruitful path for philosophical inquiry, one that responded to the scientific, religious, and political upheaval of his time. Finally, Hunter illuminates Pascal s significance for contemporary readers, allowing him to emerge as the rare philosopher who is spiritual, literary, and rigorous all at once both a brilliant controversialist and a thinker of substance. "
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Synopsis
Blaise Pascal has always been appreciated as a literary giant and a religious guide, but has received only grudging recognition as a philosopher: philosophers have mistaken Pascal s harsh criticism of their discipline as a rejection of it. But according to Graeme Hunter, Pascal s critics have simply failed to grasp his lean, but powerful conception of philosophy. This accessibly written book provides the first introduction to Pascal s philosophy as an organic whole. Hunter argues that Pascal s aim is not merely to humble philosophy, but to save it from a kind of failure to which it is prone. He lays out Pascal s development of a more promising and fruitful path for philosophical inquiry, one that responded to the scientific, religious, and political upheaval of his time. Finally, Hunter illuminates Pascal s significance for contemporary readers, allowing him to emerge as the rare philosopher who is spiritual, literary, and rigorous all at once both a brilliant controversialist and a thinker of substance. "
€26.59
79 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery in 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9781442628359
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Published - 21/10/2014
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, Politics Philosophy, Philosophy
No. of Pages - 0
Weight - 446
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Page Size - 0
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
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