Penguin Books bring Human Happiness

January 26, 2012 at 10:21 pm (Reviews) (, , , , )

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Title: Human Happiness

Author: Blaise Pascal

Publisher: Penguin Books

Genre: Non-fiction, Theology, Philosophy

Length: 106 pages

“Men are so inevitably mad that not to be mad would be to give a mad twist to madness.” – Blaise Pascal

There’s something magical about reading the thoughts and opinions of someone who died three hundred and twenty some odd years before you were born.  To experience theology, reason, or even the lack thereof, through the eyes of someone so ancient is exciting.  That’s why I love Penguin’s Great Ideas series.

I’ve mentioned this love before in my Conspicuous Consumption review, but every time I pick up one of these pocket sized source documents, I’m reminded of what a treasure knowledge and books can be.

Throughout history, some books have changed the world.  They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other.  They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution.  They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted.  They have enriched live – and destroyed them.  Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are. – Penguin Books

I love that Blaise Pacal was included in this group of writers and definitely find his material that of the “enriching” nature.  It was extra special, to read this particular author knowing that my oldest nephew was named after him.  And as usual, upon completion, I can’t wait to read my next Great Ideas book.

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