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Pascal the Philosopher: An Introduction

Hunter, Graeme

Verlag: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2013
ISBN 10: 1442641428 / ISBN 13: 9781442641426
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Titel: Pascal the Philosopher: An Introduction

Verlag: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

Erscheinungsdatum: 2013

Einband: Hardcover

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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.

Über den Autor: Graeme Hunter is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Ottawa.

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