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.
In the hermeneutical task both ways of knowing are essential. Pascal anticipates
Schleiermacher's dictum, that “understanding is only a beingin-one-another of
these two moments.”23 Importantly, in this integration, we encounter a direct link
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.
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
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
Geometry as clarity will provide the fundamental equation for Descartes's method
, based on the criterion of self ... Pascal's education in geometry , according to the
account provided by his sister Gilberte Périer in “ La Vie de Monsieur Pascal ...
Section 5.5 may be omitted on a first reading , but a treatment of Boolean Algebra
should be included somewhere in any programming course . Practice in
manipulating expressions according to the laws of Boolean Algebra is essential
The maturation of programming into an art or a science is characterized by our
ability to abstract essential principles from ... The authors of this book have
chosen PASCAL as a vehicle , and they are able to concentrate on the fundamental ...
Author: G. Michael Schneider
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Computer programming
Algorithms; Basic pascal concepts; Elementary pascal programming; Flow of control; Running debugging and testing programs; Additional pascal data types; Functions and procedures; Building quality programs.
... which introduce the programming concepts in a graded way and solutions are
devised by working through and fully developing a detailed algorithmic design
before introducing the Pascal language concepts necessary to implement them
Author: Richard W. Foley
Category: Pascal (Computer program language)
Textbook introduces computer programming to students with no previous programming experience, particularly students who aren't specializing in computer science but who need basic programming skills in Turbo Pascal. Includes a comprehensive set of realistic problems with fully worked solutions. Distributed by VNR. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
In this problem , it is essential for the programmer to see the significance of the
requirement that the input is in ascending order , and therefore all occurrences of
any particular part number will be contiguous . For instance , once the number ...
Blaise Pascal in Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten . Aus dem
Französischen übertragen ... Title transliterated : Påsbån . DS485.P2P33 Ś A 64-
7218 Pascal , Blaise , 1623-1662 . ... The essential Pascal . Selected and edited ,
with introd ...
Dave Mark, Cartwright Reed. The Essential Inside Macintosh The Inside
Macintosh technical reference series is written by Apple and published by
Addison - Wesley . The series has seven books ( Volumes I - VI and the Inside
Macintosh X ...
In order to appreciate Nietzsche ' s reasons for parting company with him we
need to know just what is to be found in Pascal . Why did he think that Christianity
was true , and why did he think that it was absolutely essential to make the ...
Author: Charles M. Natoli
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Although Pascal was one of the small group of thinkers who influenced Nietzsche profoundly, and although Nietzsche claimed to have Pascal's blood running in his veins, Pascal did not succeed in getting him to share his intense preoccupation with the question of the truth of Christian belief. Not its truth but the value of its effects on mankind became the focus of Nietzsche's vitriolic anti-Christian polemics. This study, one of the very few on the Nietzsche/Pascal relationship, explores and appreciates the religious thought of each. It also assesses the nature and ground of their relationship and investigates the reasonableness of the Faith that divided them.
Access to the processor interrupt structure is essential. Pascal/MT+ from Digital
Research was the chosen language. Target controller software Figure 10, the
structure design chart, is produced from the system requirements. As such it
... Structured FORTRAN 77 Fundamental Computer Programming Using
FORTRAN 77 Problem Solving and Structured Progr . ... ( PASCAL ) Introduction
to Programming With ESP and PASCAL A Structured Approach to PASCAL Essentials of ...
attempted revocation , the donee - assignee receives payment of the claim from
the obligor , obtains a judgment against the obligor , or obtains a new contract
with the obligor . SPEELMAN v . PASCAL Court of Appeals of New York , 1961 ,
Author: Richard A. Mann
Publisher: South Western Educational Publishing
Category: Commercial law
Complete coverage of business law and its environment in a nontechnical, straightforward style. Cases are summarized and integrated into each chapter. Legal issues and court decisions are carefully explained with a minimum of legal jargon, and it covers all required business law topics for the CPA exam.
HANDBOOK OF DATABASE MANAGEMENT AND DISTRIBUTED RELATIONAL
DATABASES -Dimitris N. Chorafas This book provides database users and
designers with the tools necessary to make informed decisions and to keep pace
Author: Jeremy G. Soybel
Publisher: Tab Books
Readers learn how to use object-oriented programming techniques, develop TSR utilities, access hardware resources and more with this in-depth guide to Borland's Turbo Pascal 5.5. Soybel equips readers with source code and instructions for enhancing DOS with menus, shells, and an interactive graphics generator.
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Essential Newman . ( Orig ) . Newman , J. H. Ed . by Blehl , V. F. 0.75 . ( MT488 ) .
Ment . NAL . Essential Pascal . ( Orig ) . Pascal , B. Ed . by Gleason , R. W. Tr . by
1542-1591 . See Chapter on Other Foreign Literature — Spain , Reader's Adviser
, Vol . 1 . PASCAL , BLAISE . 1623-1662 . THE ESSENTIAL Pascal . Trans . by
G. F. Pullen ; ed . by Robert W. Gleason . New Am . Lib . Mentor Bks . 1966 pap .