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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pascal's Pensees

On holiday took the opportunity to peruse Pascal's Pensees and found there a total antipathy to science as a route to truth - this from one of the great mathematical minds!

I was disappointed yet felt that there was genuine depth to the revelatory metaphysics of this great man. In ways he was enlightened before his time and many of his ideas sit well alongside modern quantum theory - this is surely by chance since the science of the day was more mechanically deterministic. However it shows that his thinking went deeper than the level of his mathematics.

Who is the modern day Pascal?