Pascal the Philosopher: An Introduction by Graeme Hunter

By Graeme Hunter

Blaise Pascal has constantly been liked as a literary monstrous and a non secular consultant, yet has bought in basic terms grudging attractiveness as a thinker: philosophers have wrong Pascal’s harsh feedback in their self-discipline as a rejection of it.  yet based on Graeme Hunter, Pascal’s critics have easily did not seize his lean, yet robust notion of philosophy. This accessibly written publication offers the 1st creation to Pascal’s philosophy as an natural whole.

Hunter argues that Pascal’s goal isn't purely to humble philosophy, yet to put it aside from a type of failure to which it truly is providers. He lays out Pascal’s improvement of a extra promising and fruitful direction for philosophical inquiry, person who spoke back to the medical, non secular, and political upheaval of his time. eventually, Hunter illuminates Pascal’s importance for modern readers, permitting him to become the infrequent thinker who's non secular, literary, and rigorous unexpectedly – either an excellent controversialist and a philosopher of substance.

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