Blaise Pascal

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  • noun

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French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist


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For five centuries Christians have turned to the jottings (Pensees) of Blaise Pascal for insight and inspiration.
Probably the best way to approach the issue is to heed the words of the famous French mathematician and gambler Blaise Pascal, (Pascal developed much of his mathematics in order to win on the roulette wheel).
With ideas drawn from Blaise Pascal, and which were to some extent shared with Corb's contemporaries Camus and Bataille, the architect-hero pursued a rocky political path, supporting one promising fascist group after the next in pre-War Paris.
The 17th-century French philosopher Blaise Pascal said that most of us spend our lives seeking diversions (divertissements) in a desperate attempt to avoid precisely those questions.
If such brilliant pioneers as Blaise Pascal, Leibnitz and Charles Babbage (in the 19th century) had the power of today's technology, the ``crisis'' could have arisen much earlier.
McCartney traces the 300-year genealogy of the computer, dating back to an eight-digit calculator fashioned by a 19-year-old named Blaise Pascal in 1642, the year Galileo died.
At the same time, as Blaise Pascal said, "all the unhappiness of men derives from a single thing, which is not knowing how to be quiet in a room.
Developer of Next-Generation Portable Power Systems Bolsters Technical Leadership with Addition of World-Class Advisors from Caltech, MIT and Blaise Pascal
of Nottingham, UK) describes his intellectual development, primarily through the lens of his official autobiography, examining the influence of Nishida Kitaro and Europeans such as Martin Heidegger, Blaise Pascal, and Soren Kierkegaard, as well as the shifts in his thinking in his later life, which she argues represent more continuity than discontinuity.
1623: Blaise Pascal, who invented the first calculating machines, was born.