The Polemics of Libertine Conversion in Pascal's Pensées: A Dialectics of Rational and Occult Libertine Beliefs

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Gunter Narr Verlag, 2002 - Apologetics - 231 pages
 

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Contents

PREFACE Pierre Force
11
An Historical Analysis of the Actual
23
The Persuasive Force of Pascals Rhetoric
37
The Rational and The Occult Dimensions
46
The Presence and Role of Occult Libertine
65
Christian Cabala and Neoplatonism
83
Pascals Response to The Occult Theory
99
Occult Libertine Authorities in the Pensées
111
Historical Authority in the Pensées
121
Historical and Fictional Authority for the Libertine
134
Pascals Historical Argumentation
151
Pascals Gradation of Rational and Occult Libertine
169
The Forging of a Common Vision
190
Pascals Dialogical Techniques
203
BIBLIOGRAPHY
221
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