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"Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them." -- Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal (; June 19, 1623, Clermont-Ferrand — August 19, 1662, Paris) was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a Tax Collector in Rouen. Pascal's earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he made important contributions to the study of fluids, and clarified the concepts of pressure and vacuum by generalizing the work of Evangelista Torricelli. Pascal also wrote in defense of the scientific method.

In 1642, while still a teenager, he started some pioneering work on calculating machines, and after three years of effort and 50 prototypes he invented the mechanical calculator. He built twenty of these machines (called the Pascaline) in the following ten years. Pascal was a mathematician of the first order. He helped create two major new areas of research. He wrote a significant treatise on the subject of projective geometry at the age of sixteen, and later corresponded with Pierre de Fermat on probability theory, strongly influencing the development of modern economics and social science. Following Galileo and Torricelli, in 1646 he refuted Aristotle's followers who insisted that nature abhors a vacuum. His results caused many disputes before being accepted.

In 1646, he and his sister Jacqueline identified with the religious movement within Catholicism known by its detractors as Jansenism. His father died in 1651. Following a mystical experience in late 1654, he had his "second conversion", abandoned his scientific work, and devoted himself to philosophy and theology. His two most famous works date from this period: the Lettres provinciales and the Pensées, the former set in the conflict between Jansenists and Jesuits. In this year, he also wrote an important treatise on the arithmetical triangle. Between 1658 and 1659 he wrote on the cycloid and its use in calculating the volume of solids.

Pascal had poor health especially after his eighteenth year and his death came just two months after his 39th birthday.

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Total Books: 261
Of the Geometrical Spirit
2015 - Of the Geometrical Spirit (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781514386699
ISBN-10: 1514386690
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Politics & Social Sciences
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Pensees Edition Variorum D'Apres Le Texte Du Manuscrit Autographe Etc - Primary Source Edition
Penses dition Variorum D'aprs Le Texte Du Manuscrit Autographe Etc - Primary Source Edition
Pascal's Pensees
Pensees
2011 - Pensees (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781849024785
ISBN-10: 1849024782
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
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Selections from Pascal
2010 - Selections From Pascal [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781440064371
ISBN-10: 1440064377
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Les Penses De Blaise Pascal Volume 1
2010 - Les Penses De Blaise Pascal Volume 1 [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781147076240
ISBN-10: 1147076243
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Politics & Social Sciences
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Pascal's Penses
2010 - Pascal's Penses (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781443253222
ISBN-10: 1443253227
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Vom Glck und Elend des Menschen
2010 - Vom Glck Und Elend Des Menschen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783596902569
ISBN-10: 3596902568
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Pascal's Pensees Thoughts on God Religion and Wagers
A Selection from Pascal's Thoughts Tr by HLS Lear
2010 - A Selection From Pascal's Thoughts Tr By Hls Lear (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143281105
ISBN-10: 1143281101
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Provincial Letters Transl to Which Is Added a View of the History of the Jesuits and the Late Bull for the Revival of the Order in Europe
Les Penses De Blaise Pascal Volume 2
2010 - Les Penses De Blaise Pascal Volume 2 [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143403187
ISBN-10: 1143403185
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
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Penses dition Variorum D'aprs Le Texte Du Manuscrit Autographe Etc
2010 - Penses Dition Variorum D'aprs Le Texte Du Manuscrit Autographe Etc [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143240850
ISBN-10: 1143240855
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
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Essai Sur L'histoire Gnrale Des Mathmatiques Par Charles Bossut Volume 1
2010 - Essai Sur L'histoire Gnrale Des Mathmatiques Par Charles Bossut Volume 1 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143266089
ISBN-10: 1143266080
Genre: Nonfiction
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Euvres De Blaise Pascal Volume 1
2010 - Euvres De Blaise Pascal Volume 1 [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143358135
ISBN-10: 1143358139
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Euvres De Blaise Pascal Volume 2
2010 - Euvres De Blaise Pascal Volume 2 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143624070
ISBN-10: 1143624076
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Euvres Compltes Volume 1
2010 - Euvres Compltes Volume 1 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143641596
ISBN-10: 1143641590
Genre: Reference
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Les Provinciales Ou Lettres De Louis De Montalte Volume 1
2010 - Les Provinciales Ou Lettres De Louis De Montalte Volume 1 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143671982
ISBN-10: 1143671988
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
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Penses Suivies Des Lettres crites  Un Provincial
2010 - Penses Suivies Des Lettres Crites Un Provincial [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143694936
ISBN-10: 1143694937
Genre: Nonfiction
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2010 - Euvres Compltes Volume 2 [French Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Lettres Orites Un Provincial [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2010 - Penses De Pascal Volume 1 [French Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Penses De Blaise Pascal [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2010 - Mysli O Religii [Russian Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Human Happiness [Penguin Great Ideas] (Paperback)Paperback
2009 - Oeuvres De Blaise Pascal V1 [1779 - French Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2008 - Profil D'une Oeuvre Pensees [French Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - Pensees and Other Writings [Oxford World's Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
2008 - Pascal the Provincial Letters [Forgotten Books] (Paperback)
2006 - Trois Discours Sur La Conditio [Folio Plus Philosophie - French Edition] (Paperback)
2006 - Foundations of the Christian Religion [Foundations of Faith] (Paperback)
2005 - Pensamientos [antología] (Other)Paperback
2004 - Blaise Pascal Thoughts Letters and Minor Works [Harvard Classics, Part 48] (Paperback)
2003 - Pensieri (Other)
2001 - Euvres De Blaise Pascal Tome 1 [French Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - Les Lettres Provinciales [French Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - Pascal Oveures Completes Tome 1 [Bibliotheque de la Pleiade - French Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1998 - Oeuvres Completes [Bibliotheque de la Pleiade] (Other)
1997 - Mind on Fire a Faith for the Skeptical and Indifferent [Classics of Faith and Devotion] (Paperback)
1995 - Penses and Other Writings [The World's Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
1993 - Les Pensees [3 Audio Compact Discs in French] (Audio CD)Paperback, Audio Cassette
1993 - Lettres Ecrites a Un Provincial [French Edition] (Paperback)
1991 - Selected Readings From Blaise Pascal [Spiritual Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
1991 - The Mind on Fire [CHRISTIAN CLASSICS] (Paperback)Paperback
1966 - Les Provinciales [Classiques Garnier] (Paperback)
1955 - Opuscules Et Lettres [choix - French Edition] (Paperback)
Opuscules Philosophiques [Euvres et opuscules philosophiques - French Edition] (Paperback)
Euvres Completes [Bibliotheque europeenne - French Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Pensees/lettres a Un Provincial [World Classics - French Edition] (Paperback)
Think Small Works [IN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE - Pensées / . .] (Hardcover)