June 2017 Academic & Specialist Reaktion Books

Renaissance Lives

Blaise Pascal: Miracles and Reason Mary Ann Caws

Renaissance Lives

Blaise Pascal: Miracles and Reason
Mary Ann Caws


Hardback | Mar 2017 | REAKTION BOOKS | 9781780237213 | 200pp | 216x138mm | Stocked item (plenty) | RFB | AUD$37.99, NZD$47.99

This book, which includes a preface by Tom Conley, covers many aspects of Blaise Pascal’s life and work that are seldom found side by side: his religious motivations and his belief in miracles, his scientific passions, his practical savvy and the aphorisms of the Pensées , so influential worldwide. This is a valuable account of a fascinating figure of the early modern period, and will interest a wide audience for the history of mathematics, philosophy, religion and science.