Blaise Pascal

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French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist


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Blaise Pascal's early aptitudes were probably challenged by his father's frequent conversations with leading scientists of the time.
At the heart of Monsieur Ambivalence is Blaise Pascal's assertion that the source of all human unhappiness can be traced to the fact that man cannot sit quietly in a room alone.
For five centuries Christians have turned to the jottings (Pensees) of Blaise Pascal for insight and inspiration.
Which game of chance was invented by the French mathematician Blaise Pascal?
"Apart from Christ we know neither what our life nor death is; we do not know what God is nor what we ourselves are." Blaise Pascal (1623-1662).
Clermont-Ferrand: Presses Universitaires Blaise Pascal. 2004.
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).
But the idea of mathematical probability theory did not take shape until the 1600s, when Blaise Pascal tried to help a friend who had asked for help toward beating the casinos.
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.
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."
The term was derived from the French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal's Pensees (1670), a collection of some 800 to 1,000 notes and manuscript fragments expressing his religious beliefs.
In 1642 the French mathematician Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) invented a calculating machine that could add and subtract.