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The author of the book: Blaise Pascal
Edition: Europa América
Date of issue: 1998
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Foi em Clermont-Ferrand que nasceu, no ano de 1623, Blaise Pascal. Matemático, físico, filósofo e escritor, o seu nome é apontado como o de um dos mais brilhantes espíritos que a Humanidade já conheceu.
Aos 11 anos compõe um tratado de sons e «descobre» sozinho todos os teoremas da geometria euclidiana.
Aos 16 imagina uma «máquina aritmética» que é considerada, e com razão, a primeira máquina de calcular. Ficou conhecido como polemista brilhante, sobretudo com as célebres Cartas Provinciais, em que toma partido a favor dos jansenistas de Port-Royal e ataca violentamente a Sorbonne e os Jesuítas.
Espírito profundamente religioso, Pascal acalentou durante anos o sonho de escrever uma grande Apologia da Religião Cristã.
A doença que o acompanhou em vida e a morte precoce que o levou em 1662 não lhe permitiram concretizar esse sonho. Deixou, no entanto, enorme quantidade de materiais acumulados com vista a essa obra.
Trata-se de reflexões dispersas a integrar e desenvolver nos vários capítulos em que a obra se dividiria.
São essas reflexões que a posteridade conheceu sob o nome de Pensamentos e que agora apresentamos nesta colecção.


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Ebook Pensamentos read Online! French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal was a contemporary of René Descartes and was ten when Galileo Galilei was forced to recant his belief that the earth circled the sun. He and Thomas Hobbes lived in Paris at the same time (1640) including the year Hobbes published his famous Leviathan (1651). Together with Pierre de Fermat, Pascal created the calculus of probabilities.

A near-fatal carriage accident in November 1654 — less than eight years before his death — persuaded him to turn his intellect finally toward religion. The story goes that on the proverbial dark and stormy night, while Pascal was riding in a carriage across a bridge in a Paris suburb, a fright caused the horses to bolt, sending them over the edge. The carriage bearing Pascal survived. Pascal took the incident as a sign and devoted himself to theology. It was at this point that he began writing a series against the Jesuits in 1657 called the Provincial Letters.

Pascal is perhaps most famous for his Wager ('Pascal's Wager'), which is not as clear in his language as in this summary: "If Jesus does not exist, the non Christian loses little by believing in him and gains little by not believing. If Jesus does exist, the non Christian gains eternal life by believing and loses an infinite good by not believing.”

Sick throughout his life, Pascal died in Paris, probably from a combination of tuberculosis and stomach cancer at age 39. At the last he was a Jansenist Catholic. No one knows if Pascal won his Wager.


Reviews of the Pensamentos


BENJAMIN

An interesting book, not like the other

EVAN

All right, thanks fast.

HANNAH

Why are you asking to write a phone number?

ALFIE

This book will make you shudder, infiltrate, and change your mind about this crazy world.

AVA

Poignant book.




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