Blaise Pascal

Mathematician, Physicist and Thinker about God

  • Authors
  • Donald Adamson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Donald Adamson
    Pages 1-20
  3. Donald Adamson
    Pages 21-47
  4. Donald Adamson
    Pages 49-62
  5. Donald Adamson
    Pages 63-84
  6. Donald Adamson
    Pages 85-114
  7. Donald Adamson
    Pages 115-142
  8. Donald Adamson
    Pages 143-160
  9. Donald Adamson
    Pages 161-173
  10. Donald Adamson
    Pages 175-188
  11. Donald Adamson
    Pages 189-207
  12. Donald Adamson
    Pages 209-232
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 233-297

About this book

Introduction

This chronological survey explores Pascal's (162362) achievement as mathematician, physicist and religious thinker; it also has a chapter on his life. His work on conic sections, the probability calculus, number theory, cycloid curves and hydrostatics is considered in detail. Analyses of the Provincial Letters and the Thoughts bring out the many distinctive features, thematicnn and technical, of each text. Pascal's lesser known works are also studied. There is a chapter on the Wager argument. A wide-ranging bibliography completes the book.

Keywords

calculus god number theory

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230377028
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-39013-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37702-8
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