Published also under title: Jacqueline Pascal and her brother.
|LC Classifications||BX4735.P3 W6 1945|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vii, 207 p.|
|Number of Pages||207|
Blaise Pascal (–).Letters. The Harvard Classics. – From Pascal to His Sister Jacqueline. The sister of the philosopher Blaise Pascal, her life and writings are a monument to the struggle of women, especially women religious, for spiritual freedom and theological education in the. Credited with founding the modern theory of probability, Pascal also discovered the properties of the cycloid and contributed to the advance of differential calculus. In physics his experiments increased knowledge of atmospheric pressure through barometric measurements and of the equilibrium of fluids (see Pascal's law). As a young man, Pascal came under the influence of Jansenism, and in his sister Jacqueline. Pascal himself was by no means disposed to renounce the world. After the death of the father in Jacqueline, a young woman of remarkable strength and beauty of character, wished to take her vows as a sister of Port-Royal, and for some time her wish remained .
The prioress and the sub-prioress (Jacqueline Pascal) both gave the example of dutiful obedience to the orders received from Rome; but for Jacqueline it was a death-stroke. Three months after, she was lying in her grave. The struggle between duty and affection had been too powerful! Pascal soon followed his sister. Later in life, Pascal and his sister Jacqueline strongly identified with the extreme Catholic religious movement of Jansenism. Following the death of his father and a “mystical experience” in late , he had his “second conversion” and abandoned his scientific work completely, devoting himself to philosophy and theology.5/5(29). I acknowledge that his discourse was so beautiful that if I had been in the state in which he believed me, he would have drawn me from it; but as I did not think myself in this disease, I opposed the remedy which he presented me; but he insisted on it the more, the more I seemed to evade it, because he took my refusal for obstinacy; and the. Blaise Pascal (–). Letters. The Harvard Classics. – Letter from Pascal and His Sister Jacqueline to their Sister, Madame Perier.
Pascal and his sister Jacqueline,/ (St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder Book Co., ), by M. V. Woodgate (page images at HathiTrust) Apologie de la metaphisique, a l'occasion du discours préliminaire de . Additional Physical Format: Online version: Woodgate, M.V. (Mildred Violet), Pascal and his sister Jacqueline. St. Louis, Mo., B. Herder Book Co., In Pascal came in contact with Jansenism and introduced it to his sister, Jacqueline, who eventually entered the convent of Port-Royal, a center of Jansenism. Pascal, however, continued to. The Thoughts of Blaise Pascal book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Blaise Pascal, 19 June – 19 August ), was a F /5.