Blaise Pascal Essay | God Is Truth

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God Is Truth

Summary: A comparative essay considering the viewpoints of three philosophers Montaigne, Descartes, and Pascal.
Montaigne, Descartes, and Pascal all believe in a superlative truth unforeseeable through the commonly held truth of society. Montaigne states that even contradictions are not contradictions in truth (Montaigne, p.75). Not believing in the possibility of this lack contradiction in truth would be considered scepticism - scepticism being the reluctance to believe anything for any reason. This same scepticism is explained by Descartes as a self-disproving falsity by his quotation "I think, therefore I am" (Descartes, p.24). Lastly, Pascal too concurs with this notion because he states "We must be able to doubt where necessary, to have assurance where necessary, by submitting where necessary. He who does not act thus does not understand the force of reason" (Pascal, p.93). This reason - your sense of what will bring about happiness (Pascal, p.31) - being persuaded by dogmatism, scepticism, and blind faith. Pascal describes scepticism as a "doubting...

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