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Pensées

Written by: Blaise Pascal
Narrated by: Peter Wickham
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Intended to be a defense of the Christian religion, Pensées is a penetrating collection of thoughts on faith, reason, and theology. Unfinished at the time of Pascal's death, the book consists of philosophical fragments on the "wretchedness" of man and the controversial schisms of the church at the time. It includes the philosopher's infamous wager encouraging belief over agnosticism, as well as his thoughts on numerous other topics, including the great essayist Montaigne and the Stoic teacher Epictetus. Endlessly quotable, Pensées overflows with pearls of wisdom, each elusive sentence pregnant with a universe of thought. 

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  • No to Statism
  • 16-05-19

Excellent Audiobook!

Here is yet another great audiobook production by Naxon. The translation from the French language into English, which was used in this audiobook is truly exceptional. Also, Peter Wickham having read the text, was the crowning achievement; indeed it was superlative!

I found in listening to this audiobook, that Blaise Pascal had a great deal of insight, which thanks to the excellent English translation, was made available to me. It is always of interest to me, to observe the differences between our thinking, and that of those who lived centuries before us! It is becoming more and more clear to me, that men in earlier times reasoned differently, but in a nuanced way. Put differently; we work with that which we have.

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  • Amelia Dailey
  • 01-09-21

Excellent. Well read!

A brilliant work, and read as if by the author himself. It was thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • B-0
  • 19-11-22

Christian Thinker Speaks Across the Ages, to All

Pascal is incredible. His aphorisms describe the humans of the past, present and far-flung future (if there is one, and the multiculturalism thanatists don't scotch it). Wickham is a classy reader. No matter your beliefs, you'll probably like this philosopher, who gets to the point. And he's Pascal of Pascal's Wager!

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  • Gregory G. Rose
  • 14-02-22

Important Reading for Christians

This book has affected my thinking more than anything I have read in a long time. It is very well worth the time it takes to read it once and there are some parts which merit repeated reading and deep meditation.

It is not just intelligent and interesting. It is spiritually formative. It will help to solidify the faith of the faithful.

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