HUGH M. DAVIDSON
Title: Pascal and the Arts of the Mind (Cambridge Studies in French)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Cambridge University Press November 2006
0521032628 / 9780521032629
Seller ID: 20070731118187
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.