1683 FAMED Blaise Pascal PENSEES Apologetics Pascal’s Wager Philosophy Geometry

PASCAL, Blaise

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“Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true. The cure for this is first to show that religion is not contrary to reason, but worthy of reverence and respect. Next make it attractive, make good men wish it were true, and then show that it is.”

– Pascal, Pensees

 

Blaise Pascal’s thoughts, organized as “Pensees,” were written as a collection of writings on theology and philosophy. ‘Pensees’ was a culmination of all of Pascal’s non-mathematic discoveries and ideas which ultimately led him to a life of religious asceticism. He defended Christianity in this work. In doing so, it ‘became one of the most famous Christian books in history.’ (Keller, Gospel Coalition). ‘Pascal was aware that, very often, we see only what we want to see’ (Morris, 145) and because of that, he hoped to be able to ‘convince man to overcome the natural reluctance many feel toward religion.’ The concept of “Pascal’s Wager” stems from a portion of this work.

 

This rare 1683 edition was published in Paris by Guillaume Desprez.

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1683 FAMED Blaise Pascal PENSEES Apologetics Pascal’s Wager Philosophy Geometry

 

“Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true. The cure for this is first to show that religion is not contrary to reason, but worthy of reverence and respect. Next make it attractive, make good men wish it were true, and then show that it is.”

– Pascal, Pensees

 

Blaise Pascal’s thoughts, organized as “Pensees,” were written as a collection of writings on theology and philosophy. ‘Pensees’ was a culmination of all of Pascal’s non-mathematic discoveries and ideas which ultimately led him to a life of religious asceticism. He defended Christianity in this work. In doing so, it ‘became one of the most famous Christian books in history.’ (Keller, Gospel Coalition). ‘Pascal was aware that, very often, we see only what we want to see’ (Morris, 145) and because of that, he hoped to be able to ‘convince man to overcome the natural reluctance many feel toward religion.’ The concept of “Pascal’s Wager” stems from a portion of this work.

 

This rare 1683 edition was published in Paris by Guillaume Desprez.

 

Item number: #25487

Price: $750

 

PASCAL, Blaise

 

Pensées de M. Pascal sur la religion et sur quelques autres sujets : qui ont esté trouvées aprés sa mort parmy ses papiers

 

A Paris: Chez Guillaume Desprez, 1683.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • Pensees – [56], 356, [20]
    • Discours – [4], 143, [7], 12
  • References: Keller, Gospel Coalition; Morris, 145
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~6.25in X 3.75in (16cm x 9.5cm)

 

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25487

Categories

Philosophy

Religion

Authors

PASCAL, Blaise

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete