Philosophy Bites: David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton's "Ben Rogers on Pascal's Pensées"

Listen to the interview. Take notes as you listen, paying particular attention to the discussion of Pascal's characterization of the human experience. Consider answering the following questions: Why does Pascal think of human life as contingent, solitary, and corrupt? What is Pascal's critique of reason and the rationalism of Descartes? What does Pascal mean when he says that the heart has its reasons? Do you agree with Pascal's sentiment that humans beings are destined to suffer?