Construing faith as action won't save Pascal's Wager

Philo 9 (2):221-229 (2006)

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Steve Petersen
Niagara University
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Arthur Falk has proposed a new construal of faith according to which it is not a mere species of belief, but has essential components in action. This twist on faith promises to resurrect Pascal’s Wager, making faith compatible with reason by believing as the scientist but acting as the theist. I argue that Falk’s proposal leaves religious faith in no better shape; in particular, it merely reframes the question in terms of rational desires rather than rational beliefs.
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The Logic of Decision.Henry E. Kyberg & R. C. Jeffrey - 1968 - Philosophical Review 77 (2):250.
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