The Resource Strange contrarieties : Pascal in England during the Age of Reason, John Barker

Strange contrarieties : Pascal in England during the Age of Reason, John Barker

Label
Strange contrarieties : Pascal in England during the Age of Reason
Title
Strange contrarieties
Title remainder
Pascal in England during the Age of Reason
Statement of responsibility
John Barker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Each chapter heading bears a phrase from a contemporary author, held to incorporate the character of that section of the study under consideration. Chapter 1 carries the title given to early English translations of the Lettres provinciales; chapter 2 recalls the description of Pascall by Boyle and other English scientists; and chapter 3 draws from Kennett's preface to his version of the Pensees. The heading of chapter 4 is from Pope's Essay on Man. The exclamation which introduces chapter 5 concludes an essay in the Gentleman's Magazine for 1789, probably by Boswell; the words for chapter 6 come from a pastoral letter of John Wesley; and chapter 7 represents the verdict of Coleridge. The title of the book itself is derived from the heading to the twenty-first chapter of Kennett's Pensees, which seems to have forecast the essence of the eighteenth-century's perplexity upon the issues raised by Pascal: 'The strange Contrarieties discoverable in Human Nature, with regard to Truth, and Happiness, and many other things.'
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barker, John C
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B1903
LC item number
.B25
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pascal, Blaise
  • Pascal, Blaise
  • Pascal, Blaise
  • Pascal, Blaise
  • Philosophy, English
  • Enlightenment
  • Enlightenment
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Philosophy, English
  • Philosophie
  • Geschichte
  • Angleterre
  • Angleterre
  • England
  • Großbritannien
Label
Strange contrarieties : Pascal in England during the Age of Reason, John Barker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 291-316
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mystery of Jesuitisme -- The ingenious Monsieur Pascal -- The greatest genius on the greatest subject -- Plac'd on this Isthmus -- What a hideous monster is fanaticism! -- The absolute need of continual light -- This strange combination -- Appendix: Pascal in America
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 336 pages
Lccn
74081661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)02201842
  • (OCoLC)ocm02201842
Label
Strange contrarieties : Pascal in England during the Age of Reason, John Barker
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 291-316
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mystery of Jesuitisme -- The ingenious Monsieur Pascal -- The greatest genius on the greatest subject -- Plac'd on this Isthmus -- What a hideous monster is fanaticism! -- The absolute need of continual light -- This strange combination -- Appendix: Pascal in America
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 336 pages
Lccn
74081661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)02201842
  • (OCoLC)ocm02201842

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