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This e-book examines the ways that Pascal posed and solved highbrow difficulties in his colossal and sundry output. Hugh Davidson indicates how 3 of the classical "liberal arts"-- rhetoric, dialectic and geometry--pervade Pascal's process as freeing and guiding affects in his look for fact, either in his assaults on and in his defenses of culture. Professor Davidson throws new mild on either the variety and the cohesion of Pascal's proposal, and areas it within the context of alternative seventeenth-century ideas within the use of conventional disciplines.

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