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Gambling on God : Essays on Pascal's Wager :  Essays on Pascal's Wager - Jeff Jordan

Gambling on God : Essays on Pascal's Wager

Essays on Pascal's Wager

By: Jeff Jordan (Editor)


Published: May 1994
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Pascal's Wager attempts to prove that one should believe that God exists, even if the evidence is inconclusive. This collection brings together both new and classic essays that provide the first sustained analysis of the Wager.

Pascal's Wager raises basic questions concerning rationality and prudence, the morality of believing without sufficient evidence, and a variety of issues in decision theory. In this excellent collection of essays many of these basic questions are explored with great clarity and at considerable depth. A fine introduction to the Wager and the essays is provided by Jeff Jordan. This is a remarkably good book. It will serve faculty and students well.--William L. Rowe, Purdue University

Introductionp. 1
The Wager in Pascal and Othersp. 11
The Logic Of Pascal's Wagerp. 21
Pragmatic Reasons for Beliefp. 31
Wagering and the Evidencep. 47
Moral Objections to Pascalian Wageringp. 61
A Central Theistic Argumentp. 83
The Many-Gods Objectionp. 101
Pascal's Wager and Finite Decision Theoryp. 115
Infinite Decision Theoryp. 139
Bibliographyp. 161
Indexp. 165
Contributorsp. 167
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ISBN: 9780847678341
ISBN-10: 0847678342
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: May 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.27