A very well written, concise introduction to Pascal.
The last chapter is a musing by the author that uses the probabilistic view of modern life that Pascal originated by his seminal work in probability theory.
The story did not need the dramatic flourishes which tend to put the author too much in the picture.
I have not had a chance to sit down and read this book yet but I plan to read it soon.Published 7 months ago by Beth Alderson
This book describes Pascal and the world he was living in. His world revolved around mathematics and religion and he was never able to compartmentalize the two in his mind. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kenny
The idea of a wager in deciding to believe is so logical I wonder that I had not thought of it and used it in discussions. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Curtis R. James
If you are looking for Pascal the scientist and mathematician this book isn't for you. Though the author provides a superficial summary of that part of Pascal's life. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Richard Evans Lee
Boring. I finally gave up I had hoped this book was more about Pascal and less about the history of the time. Too much time was spent on too many side characters. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
The book is very much about the author's opinions on life, the universe and everything, but still a good read. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Phil from Downunder
Pascal'Wager byJames A.Connor ,historic on pre- revolution in France at the time of Richelieu and Mazarin,Louis X13 and Louis X14. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Marie Talbot
The book is interesting, but too much French history. It was good to know all that Pascal was really inteested in.Published 16 months ago by Robert Warren
This is the best biography of Pascal on the market. Blaise Pascal was a deeply conflicted man who seemed almost constantly to be at war with himself. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Daniel Putman