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A brief dive into the philosophy of Blaise Pascal

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Blaise Pascal is probably one of the best known mathematicians, physicists, and inventors of the 17th century. That said, later in life, the logic-driven Pascal turned his hand to philosophical writings.

Intrigued? Let’s dive in.  Inventions of Blaise Pascal Over the years, Pascal coined – or finding new applications for – theories like Pascal’s theorem, Pascal’s principle of pressure, and Pascal’s triangle.

Some historians believe that Pascal is even responsible for inventing the roulette wheel. In 1655, Pascal was attempting to invent a perpetual motion machine – this is essentially a machine that would continue to operate without needing an external energy source.

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