Playing with Truth: Language and the Human Condition in Pascal's Pensees

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Playing with Truth is the first comprehensive work on Pascal to be devoted to his use in the Pensees of key terms depicting its central subject--the human condition. Generally acknowledged as one of the greatest masterpieces of seventeenth-century France, the Pensees is an unfinished work which has both inspired and perplexed readers in succeeding centuries. In this study Nicholas Hammond explores such fundamental notions as language and order, proceeding with a detailed analysis of the words inconstance, ennui, ...

Playing with Truth: Language and the Human Condition in Pascal's Pensees 1994, Clarendon Press, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198158936

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