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- DescriptionThe problem of the ineffable haunts Blaise Pascal. Whether in his fragmentary Pensees, his personal correspondence, or his scientific writings on the void and geometry, the Baroque thinker gravitates to the same elusive questions: How can reason understand that which surpasses reason? How to speak of that which is beyond words? His seemingly paradoxical inquiry into God's transcendent nature - and its mathematical corollary, infinity - does t dead-end at a logical impasse. This book shows how Pascal overcomes the limits of reason by adopting dissonant cognitive strategies akin to the mystical tradition kwn as apophatic (negative) theology. Current scholarship has largely overlooked the presence of apophatic thought in Pascal's work. What emerges from this book is a philosophical dialogue between Pascal and Pseudo-Dionysius, the fifth-century writer of seminal apophatic treatises.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Dawn M. Ludwin received her Ph.D. in French literature from New York University. She currently teaches creative writing to incarcerated juveniles. She is also a playwright and author of fiction.
- Author(s)Dawn M. Ludwin
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication01/07/2001
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleNew Perspectives in Philosophical Scholarship Texts and Issues
- Series Part/Volume Number16
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Weight370 g
- Width160 mm
- Height230 mm
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