Blaise Pascal's Pensees

Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.

Join the Harvard Club of San Antonio Book Club on Tuesday, February 2, at 6:30pm-8:00pm for a discussion of:


The Philosophers


You may download an e-book edition of Pascal's Pensees at this link: Project Gutenberg: Blaise Pascal's Pensees.


It is my honor to invite all our Crimson friends to our Spring 2021 Harvard Club of San Antonio Book Club! Channeling the spirit of Harvard President Emeritus Charles W. Eliot (serving 1869-1909), we will be reading and discussing selections from the Harvard Classics. It has long been a hope that careful and cautious study of classical texts can help humanize our conversations while maintaining critical analysis of past and present predicaments. 

Following our exploration of the Stoic philosophers in the fall, our HCSA Book Club will grapple with the Pensées (The Thoughts) of mathematician/theologian Blaise Pascal (1623-1662). Although (intentionally?) fragmentary, Pascal's writings have provoked thought and more in-depth inquiry into the human condition for the last 350 years.


When:  On Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 p.m.

  • February 2: The Philosophers (Section VI)
  • March 2: Of the Means of Belief (Section IV)
  • April 6: Of the Necessity of the Wager (Section III)


Where: Harvard Club of San Antonio Zoom Link

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All readings can be found at:  A link to the PDF is provided above.

I look forward to seeing you all there!



Charles A. Massiatte

Harvard Club of San Antonio Book Club Chair

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