Pascal And The Arts Of The Mind by Hugh M. DavidsonPascal And The Arts Of The Mind by Hugh M. Davidson

Pascal And The Arts Of The Mind

byHugh M. Davidson

Paperback | November 23, 2006

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This book examines the ways in which Pascal posed and solved intellectual problems in his immense and varied output. Hugh Davidson shows how three of the classical "liberal arts"-- rhetoric, dialectic and geometry--pervade Pascal's method as liberating and guiding influences in his search for truth, both in his attacks on and in his defenses of tradition. Professor Davidson throws new light on both the diversity and the unity of Pascal's thought, and places it in the context of other seventeenth-century innovations in the use of traditional disciplines.
Title:Pascal And The Arts Of The MindFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:November 23, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521032628

ISBN - 13:9780521032629


Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgments; 1. Nature and the world; 2. Elements, complexes and geometric; 3. Multiplicity, unity and dialectic; 4. Ends, means and rhetoric; 5. Restatement and conclusion; Bibliography; Index.