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Blaise Pascal

Mathematician, Philosopher (19-Jun-1623 — 19-Aug-1662)


Donald Adamson. Blaise Pascal: Mathematician, Physicist, and Thinker about God. St. Martin's Press. 1995. 297pp.

Morris Bishop. Pascal: The Life of Genius. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock. 1936. 398pp.

John F. Boitano. The Polemics of Libertine Conversion in Pascal's Pensées: A Dialectics of Rational and Occult Libertine Beliefs. Gunter Narr Verlag. 2002. 231pp.

Emile Boutroux. Translated by Ellen Margaret Creak. Pascal. Manchester: Sherratt and Hughes. 1902. 221pp.

Jack Howard Broome. Pascal. E. Arnold. 1965. 250pp.

Émile Cailliet. The Clue to Pascal. London: S. C. M. Press. 1944. 128pp.

William Clark. Pascal and the Port Royalists. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1902. 235pp.

John R. Cole. Pascal: The Man and His Two Loves. NYU Press. 1995. 349pp.

Francis X. J. Coleman. Neither Angel Nor Beast: The Life and Work of Blaise Pascal. Routledge. 1986. 227pp.

Hugh M. Davidson. Pascal and the Arts of the Mind. Cambridge University Press. 1993. 265pp.

Dorothy Margaret Eastwood. The Revival of Pascal: A Study of His Relation to Modern French Thought. Clarendon Press. 1936. 212pp.

Lucien Goldmann. Translated by Philip Thody. The Hidden God: A Study of Tragic Vision in the Pensées of Pascal and the Tragedies of Racine. Humanities Press. 1964. 426pp.

Nicholas Hammond (editor). The Cambridge Companion to Pascal. Cambridge University Press. 2003. 287pp.

Roger Hazelton. Blaise Pascal: The Genius of His Thought. Westminster Press. 1974. 218pp.

Matthew L. Jones. The Good Life in the Scientific Revolution: Descartes, Pascal, Leibniz, and the Cultivation of Virtue. University of Chicago Press. 2006. 384pp.

Humfrey Robertson Jordan. Blaise Pascal: A Study in Religious Psychology. Williams and Norgate. 1909. 264pp.

Erec R. Koch. Pascal and Rhetoric: Figural and Persuasive Language in the Scientific Treatises, the Provinciales, and the Pensées. Rookwood Press. 1997. 199pp.

Leszek Kolakowski. God Owes Us Nothing: A Brief Remark on Pascal's Religion and on the Spirit of Jansenism. University of Chicago Press. 1995. 238pp.

Elisabeth Loevlie. Literary Silences in Pascal, Rousseau, and Beckett. Oxford University Press. 2003. 252pp.

Charles S. MacKenzie. Pascal's Anguish and Joy. Philosophical Library. 1973. 274pp.

Jean Mesnard. Pascal: His Life and Works. Harvill Press. 1952. 210pp.

Ernest Mortimer. Blaise Pascal: The Life and Work of a Realist. Methuen. 1959. 240pp.

Buford Norman. Portraits of Thought: Knowledge, Methods, and Styles in Pascal. Ohio State University Press. 1988. 236pp.

Marvin R. O'Connell. Blaise Pascal: Reasons of the Heart. William B. Eerdmans Publishing. 1997. 210pp.

Richard Parish. Pascal's Lettres Provinciales: A Study in Polemic. Clarendon Press. 1989. 203pp.

William R. Shea. Designing Experiments & Games of Chance: The Unconventional Science of Blaise Pascal. Science History Publications. 2003. 354pp.

Roger Henry Soltau. Pascal: The Man and the Message. Blackie. 1927. 216pp.

Patricia Topliss. The Rhetoric of Pascal: A Study of His Art of Persuasion in the "Provinciales" and the "Pensées". Leicester University Press. 1966. 342pp.

David Wetsel. Pascal and Disbelief: Catechesis and Conversion in the Pensées. Catholic University of America Press. 1994. 409pp.


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  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1129)

  6. European Authors 1000-1900 (pp.706-09)

  7. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.779)

  8. The Catholic Encyclopedia (vol.11, pp.511-12)

  9. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.91)

  10. A Short Biographical Dictionary of Foreign Literature (p.203)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.387)

  12. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.373)

  13. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.232)

  14. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.398)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.105)

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