Blaise Pascal: De l'esprit géométrique-de l'art de persuader (544 words)

Elena Ciocoiu (Université de Paris IV Sorbonne)
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De l’esprit géométrique is an unfinished treatise that was not published during Blaise Pascal’s life (1623-1662), but during the eighteenth century. In 1728, Pierre-Nicolas Desmolets included a text entitled De l’Art de Persuader in the volume Œuvres posthumes ou Suite des Pensées de M. Pascal, extraites du Manuscrit de M. l’abbé Périer, son neveu. The present version of De l’esprit géométrique, which is provided by Jean Mesnard in his edition of Pascal’s Œuvres Complètes and by Philippe Sellier in his edition Pensées, opuscules et lettres, is a copy of the …

Citation: Ciocoiu, Elena. "De l'esprit géométrique-de l'art de persuader". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 December 2019 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=25055, accessed 17 May 2021.]

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