Pascal: The First Modern Christian
- A little about fluid flow. Gresham, Robert M. // Tribology & Lubrication Technology;Jun2004, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p64
Focuses on the significance of the principles of scientists Blaise Pascal and Daniel Bernoulli to the understanding of modern-day hydraulics. Background of Pascal and Bernoulli; Overview of a hydraulic system; Effect of frictional forces on hydraulic systems.
- Canada's Pascal: Pure theater. LeBlanc, Larry // Billboard;3/16/96, Vol. 108 Issue 11, p65
Reports on the impressive demo tape produced by upcoming Canadian singer and songwriter Blaise Pascal. Pascal's approach to singing and the music business; Pascal's song `Kings & Queens' as the winning entry in the 1995 Standard Radio National Songwriting Competition; Radio market's response to...
- Pascal and Mitton: Theological objections to `L'honnetete' in the Pensees. Wetsel, David // French Studies;Oct93, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p404
Discusses the relevance of Damien Mitton's role in the analysis of the genesis of Blaise Pascal's apologetic project `Pensees' and the theological nature of his critique of the theory of `l'honnetete.' Mention of Damien Mitton's name in three instances in Pascal's `Apology for the Christian...
- The Human Condition. // Christianity Today;Jul2008, Vol. 52 Issue 7, p46
The article presents quotes from philosopher Blaise Pascal on the factor behind the unhappiness of man, Roman Catholic priest Ronald Rolheiser about the superiority of desire over satisfaction and theologian Helmut Thielicke on the power of temptation found in its appeal to idealism.
- Blaise Pascal. // Monkeyshines on Math, Money, & Banking;2002, p52
Pays tribute to French mathematician Blaise Pascal, who died in 1662.
- Blaise Pascal and the First Calculator. Karwatka, Dennis // Tech Directions;Nov2004, Vol. 64 Issue 4, p10
This article profiles Blaise Pascal, his invention of the first mechanical calculator and his other contributions to the development of the field of technology. The word calculus comes from Latin and means "pebble." Ancient people once used those small markers to help maintain numerical order...
- EXECUTIVES, THE ECONOMY AND A 17TH-CENTURY CATHOLIC PHILOSOPHER. McCallum, John S. // Ivey Business Journal;Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 74 Issue 4, p38
The article discusses the views of 17th century catholic philosopher Blaise Pascal on economy and executives. It states Pascal's idea of optimism which states that if an executive is optimistic about the economy which ends up being fine, it will result in considerable benefits, as compared to...
- Some mixed strategies can evade Pascalâ€™s Wager: a reply to Monton. Robertson, Steven // Analysis;Apr2012, Vol. 72 Issue 2, p295
The mixed strategy response to Pascalâ€™s Wager avoids Pascalâ€™s conclusion by noting that there are ways to obtain infinite expected utility other than believing in God. We can, for instance, flip a coin and believe in God if the coin lands heads. Bradley Monton has recently argued...
- On Pascal's wager, or why all bets are off. Carter, Alan // Philosophical Quarterly;Jan2000, Vol. 50 Issue 198, p22
Examines the structure of philosopher and author Blaise Pascal's argument to show why it is rational to believe in God. Inconsistent conclusions generated by Pascal's wager; Implications on human behavior of the belief in God; Assumptions about the nature of God that are proposed by Pascal's...