I turn to Pascal's Ecrits sur la grâce, writings which, owing perhaps to their
unfinished and repetitious character, have been much neglected by Pascal
scholars. From these writings I try not only to extrapolate Pascal's fundamental
Author: Jan Miel
Publisher: JHU Press
Originally published in 1970. The question of man's freedom to exercise his willâ€”as active an issue among twentieth-century philosophers and theologians as it was in the Jesuit and Jansenist camps known to Pascalâ€”is basic to this study. Pascal's theological thinking, which Professor Miel demonstrates to be the source of unity and coherence in virtually all phases of his thought, is preoccupied by a concern for man's limitations. In his analysis of Pascal's theology, Miel is concerned not only with characterizing Pascal's theological position but also with evaluating it in terms of the history of the church. In a concise and lucid review of the Christian doctrine of grace from the pre-Augustinians through the Renaissance, the author identifies the intellectual-theological atmosphere that created the need for Pascal's strong defense of Augustinian theology. Miel considers Pascal's Écrits sur la grâce, Lettres provincials, and Pensées as well as shorter compositions and correspondence. He establishes the content of Pascal's vision of grace and free will, noting both its originality and its sense of history. Most importantly, he asserts that Pascal's affirmation of Jansenism predated his association with Port Royal and, indeed, was basic to all his adult thought and work. The author finds in the writings of Pascal a style that anticipates twentieth-century theology, a sophistication that belies charges of Pascal's theological naïveté, and a concern to uphold rather than to undermine doctrinal traditions of the church.
Pascal, Préface sur le traité du vide, 230. “Sa fécondité inépuisable ... Pascal,
Réflexions sur la géométrie en general, 349. “L'art de découvrir les ... Pascal, “
Conversation with Monsieur de Saci,” in The Essential Pascal, 338. 11. McCool,
Author: Kathleen A. Mulhern
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In light of the contemporary struggle between science and faith, Kathleen Mulhern's timely exploration of late nineteenth-century neo-Pascalian thought both recovers a lost perspective on the "war between science and religion" and offers a fruitful angle of study for twenty-first-century reflection. As the science vs. religion rancor reached its early fury at the turn of the century, many devout French Catholic intellectuals struggled with the increasingly dogmatic spirit in both the Roman Catholic Church and the scientific community. The dominant ideology of scientism within the intellectual establishment of the Third Republic (1870-1940) collided with a growing authoritarianism within the Church, expressed in the 1893 papal encyclical, Providentissimus. Physicist Pierre Duhem, philosopher Maurice Blondel, and priest Lucien Laberthonniere rejected the Roman Catholic Church's Thomistic methodology and sought intellectual inspiration instead in the philosophy of seventeenth-century scientist, mathematician, philosopher, and Christian apologist Blaise Pascal. These neo-Pascalians offered an alternative to the adversarial relationship between modern culture and orthodox Catholic faith, but their ideas came to an abrupt and bitter conclusion when they ran afoul of Church authority. The narrative and contribution of the neo-Pascalians offers many insights and lessons that could helpfully inform the contemporary debates surrounding the dialogue between science and religion.
Most people , Pascal observed , “ are brought to believe , not because the thing is
proved , but because it pleases . ... If solidarity is essential to reducing human
misery , what qualities and values reside in collective thought that can move ...
Author: John P. Diggins
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
For much of our century, pragmatism has enjoyed a charmed life, holding the dominant point of view in American politics, law, education, and social thought in general. After suffering a brief eclipse in the post-World War II period, pragmatism has enjoyed a revival, especially in literary theory and such areas as poststructuralism and deconstruction. In this sweeping critique of pragmatism and neopragmatism, one of our leading intellectual historians traces the attempts of thinkers from William James to Richard Rorty to find a response to the crisis of modernism. John Patrick Diggins analyzes the limitations of pragmatism from a historical perspective and dares to ask whether America's one original contribution to the world of philosophy has actually fulfilled its promise. In the late nineteenth century, intellectuals felt themselves in the grips of a spiritual crisis. This confrontation with the "acids of modernity" eroded older faiths and led to a sense that life would continue in the awareness, of absences: knowledge without truth, power without authority, society without spirit, self without identity, politics without virtue, existence without purpose, history without meaning. In Europe, Friedrich Nietzsche and Max Weber faced a world in which God was "dead" and society was succumbing to structures of power and domination. In America, Henry Adams resigned from Harvard when he realized there were no truths to be taught and when he could only conclude: "Experience ceases to educate". To the American philosophers of pragmatism, it was experience that provided the basis on which new methods of knowing could replace older ideas of truth. Diggins examines how, in different ways, WilliamJames, Charles Peirce, John Dewey, George H. Mead, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., demonstrated that modernism posed no obstacle in fields such as science, education, religion, law, politics, and diplomacy. Diggins also examines the work of the neopragmatists Jurgen Habermas and Richard Rorty and their attempt to resolve the crisis of postmodernism. Using one author to interrogate another, Diggins brilliantly allows the ideas to speak to our conditions as well as theirs. Did the older philosophers succeed in fulfilling the promises of pragmatism? Can the neopragmatists write their way out of what they have thought themselves into? And does America need philosophers to tell us that we do not need foundational truths when the Founders already told us that the Constitution would be a "machine" that would depend more upon the "counterpoise" of power than on the claims of knowledge? Diggins addresses these and other essential questions in this magisterial account of twentieth-century intellectual life. It should be read by everyone concerned about the roots of postmodernism (and its links to pragmatism) and about the forms of thought and action available for confronting a world after postmodernism.
I. * For Pascal's criticisms of dogmatic philosophies, especially Stoicism, it is
useful to consult the Conversation with M. de Saci. An English version of this is
available in The Essential Pascal, New American Library, 1966. 3 English
Author: T. Penelhum
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book is an exercise in philosophical criticism. What I criticize are some variations on a recurrent theme in religious thought: the theme that faith and reason are so disparate that faith is not undermined, but strengthened, if we judge that reason can give it no support. The common name for this view is Fideism. Those representatives of it that I have chosen to discuss do more, however, than insist on keeping faith free of the alleged contaminations of philosophical argument. They consider the case for Fideism to be made even stronger if one judges that reason cannot give us truth or assurance outside the sphere of faith any more than within it. In other words, they sustain their Fideism by an appeal to Skepticism. I call them, therefore, Skeptical Fideists. Skeptical Fideism is not a mere historical curiosity. Richard Popkin has shown us how wide its impact in the formative period of modern philosophy has been; and its impact on modern theological and apologetic reasoning has been immense. In my view, anyone who wishes to assess many of the assump tions current in the theologies of our time has to take account of it; I think, therefore, that there is a topical value in examining the figures whose views I discuss here - Erasmus, Montaigne, Bayle, and more importantly, Pascal and Kierkegaard.
19 Pascal laments the tendency for one or other of these “minds” to dominate,
though for different reasons. Geometric thinking is a skill, ... not the real God at all.
In the hermeneutical task both ways of knowing are essential. Pascal anticipates
Author: John de Jong
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Holding Forth the Word of Life is a collection of essays offered to honor Tim Meadowcroft on his retirement from Laidlaw College. An international authority on Daniel, over the last twenty-five years Tim has established himself as one of New Zealand’s leading biblical scholars. While specializing in Old Testament, Tim has taught and published in New Testament as well as hermeneutics and theological interpretation of Scripture. Beyond academic work he has also remained committed to the church and its voice in wider society. This collection of essays, written by leading scholars from New Zealand and beyond, covers all of these areas—Old Testament, New Testament, intertestamental texts, hermeneutics, theological interpretation of Scripture, reception history, and theological reflection on pressing issues facing society.
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Author: Pascal W Hasler
Publisher: JP Medical Ltd
Cataracts are a very common condition whereby the lens of the eye becomes cloudy causing blurred vision. Over time, a cataract can get worse, eventually leading to blindness if untreated. Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness worldwide. Phacoemulsification surgery is the most widely used method for cataract management. This book presents the four main phacoemulsification techniques. Beginning with an introduction to each method and the instruments used for surgery, each of the techniques is then described step by step in bullet format, from basics to advanced procedures for complicated cases. Edited by a recognised Swiss specialist, this concise guide includes nearly 100 full colour images and illustrations depicting both correct and incorrect techniques with detailed explanations. Key points First book to bring four main phacoemulsification techniques into one volume Reader friendly, step by step instruction on techniques presented in bullet format Presents both correct and incorrect techniques with explanations Includes nearly 100 full colour images and illustrations Edited by recognised specialist from University of Basel, Switzerland
Essential works of Foucault: Power. London: Penguin. Fukuyama, Francis. 1992.
... The completenovels. London: Continuum. Pascal, Blaise. 1966. The essential
Pascal. New York: Mentor-Omega. Perse, Saint-John. 1982. Selected poems.
Author: Kwok-Bun Chan
This book brings together a group of scholars from diverse disciplines to interrogate everyday life events in various interpersonal and organizational contexts so as to answer an age-old question: what happens when (carriers of) cultures meet, or, when East meets West? The contributors to this volume argue that, rather than assume clashes of civilizations, assimilation, conversion and essentialism to be the expected outcomes of cultural encounters, we should focus our analytical attention on processes rather than outcomes; on emergence, dialectics, contradictions, ironies and paradoxes, and complexity. We should focus on attempting to learn and grow, to synthesize and integrate, to create and innovate, to change and transform, at personal, micro, macro and global levels. Or, in one word: hybridity. Contexts of cultural encounters analyzed in this book range from business organizations, through individual travels, to personal philosophies, and from mechanical models to complex systems as social imaginaries. This book is based on a special issue of World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution.
Part One -- Essential Pascal 3. Basic Pascal | 3.1 Pascal Programming A Pascal
source program consists of these elements : A program heading , giving the
name of the program , and the names of any parameters required at invocation ...
Author: David M. Chess
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Describes the advanced features of the Pascal programming language, looks at data files, screen handling, and the assembler interface, and offers advice on programming style
... measurement and in taking blood pressure Used for barometric measurement
in the USA (blood pressure is still recorded in mm Hg) Although at first sight this
is the logical SI unit, rather than the derived pascal, it should be remembered that
Author: Martin Ferrier Young
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
A textbook that covers Physical concepts at a basic level for manual therapists specifically . Clinicians in general and manual therapists in particular have a need tounderstand certain, specific aspects of physics to an advanced level.However, many lack prior education in this area, with chemistry and biology 'A' levels being emphasized in terms of entrance requirements. Most textbooks aimed at this field concentrate exclusively on the physics underpinning biomechanics, but the level at which these books are pitched is often too high to allow understanding by students who have an inadequate background in the subject. This book acts, in part, as a primer to address this deficit. Students are also required to understand the basic physics underpinning physiology, biochemistry, radiography and therapeutics. This textbook will be a guide to these specialist areas of knowledge. This text will cover biophysics as a core subject to guide the potential clinician from total ignorance to complete mastery in the areas of physics pertinent to manual medicine and its related disciplines.
 Blaise Pascal, quoted in Robert W. Gleason, ed., The Essential Pascal, trans.
G. F. Pullen (New York: Mentor-Omega Books, 1966), 187. J. P. Moreland,
quoted in Strobel, The Case for Christ, 246–47.  Michael Green, Man Alive!
Author: Josh D. McDowell
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
The inspirational classic, More than a Carpenter, is now updated for a new generation of seekers with a fresh look, revised material, and a new chapter that addresses questions commonly raised today. Former skeptic Josh McDowell is now joined by his son Sean as they examine the evidence about Jesus. Is he really the Lord he claimed to be? How can we know for sure? More than a Carpenter offers arguments for faith from a skeptic turned believer. Since its original publication in 1977, this modern classic has sold over 15 million copies, been translated into dozens of languages, and introduced countless people to the real Jesus. Now with new content that addresses questions raised by today’s popular atheist writers. Audio edition read by Sean McDowell.
Over the last few years , I've turned this information into two electronic books ,
Essential Pascal and Essential Delphi , which I've made available on my website
, while some of the more advanced material ended up in my Delphi Power Book .
Author: Marco Cant?
If you're looking to capitalize on the powerful capabilities of Delphi 8, this is your essential resource. Named "Best Book" by Delphi Informant magazine, its practical, tutorial-based coverage helps you develop key skills, solve tough problems, and build functionality in your applications.
Before embarking on the inheritance of Montaigne and Descartes in Pascal ' s
writing , it is essential to explore briefly some of what we know more generally of
Pascal ' s reading habits at crucial times of his life . Pascal ' s scientific culture
Author: Nicholas Hammond
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A convenient and accessible guide to Blaise Pascal presenting the full range of his achievement.
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Practical tips for using Pascal programming in business . Covers design
considerations , language extensions , and applications examples . Other
Author: Myril Clement Shaw
This authoritative work presents the practical concepts of the IBM-PC disk operating system, along with detailed information on using, moving and safeguarding the files. It begins with a description of the components of the IBM-PC, the operating system, talking to PC-DOS, files and file names. Part II explains various PC-DOS commands--starting, using and moving files, safeguarding files, advanced commands, printer and screen controls, and using the hard disk. Part III deals with the application program EDLIN provided with PC-DOS, as well as PC-DOS batch files and how to use them to tune your system to your own specifications. The appendixes provide a brief history of microcomputing, and cover computer languages and numbers, output and communications devices such as Cathode Ray Tube, television screen and the printer, and MS-DOS equivalents. ISBN 0-89588-176-4 (pbk.): $15.95.
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Author: David Hume
Publisher: Signet Book
David Hume (1711-76) is the most important philosopher ever to have written in English. Although best known for his contributions to epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion, Hume also made substantial and influential contributions to psychology and the philosophy of mind, ethics, the philosophy of science, political and economic theory, political and social history, and, to a lesser extent, aesthetic and literary theory. Of all of Hume's writings, the philosophically most profound is undoubtedly his first, "A Treatise on Human Nature." "Hume on Morality" introduces and assesses: Hume's life and the background of the "Treatise"; the ideas and text in the "Treatise"; and Hume's continuing importance to philosophy.