<history of philosophy> monastery outside Paris that fostered Jansenism during the seventeenth century. During its heyday, Port-Royal hosted Antoine Arnauld (whose sister AngÈlique was its abbess), Pierre Nicole, and Blaise Pascal, along with Jean Racine. Recommended Reading: Antoine Arnauld and Pierre Nicole, Logic or the Art of Thinking: Containing, Besides Common Rules, Several New Observations Appropriate for Forming Judgement, ed. by Jill V. Buroker (Cambridge, 1996); Marc Escholier Port-Royal: The Drama of the Jansenists (Hawthorn, 1968); and William Doyle, Jansenism: Catholic Resistance to Authority from the Reformation to the French Revolution (Palgrave, 2000).
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