Results for 'Pascal S��v��rac'

1000+ found
Order:
  1.  7
    Blaise Pascal: Das Heil Im Widerspruch. [REVIEW]V. S. A. - 1980 - Review of Metaphysics 34 (1):147-148.
    Pascal’s protean genius beggars description. Though most widely known today for his apologetic and/or polemical work in Christian theology, he was also a philosopher of enduring importance, a noted mathematician, and a physicist who undertook important experiments in support of Toricelli’s claim that nature exhibits no horror vacui. On a more practical level, he invented, patented and massproduced a calculator, helped establish public transit in Paris, etc.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  2.  97
    Pascal on Divine Hiddenness.V. Martin Nemoianu - 2015 - International Philosophical Quarterly 55 (3):325-343.
    This essay aims to reconstruct and defend Pascal’s account of divine hiddenness. In the first section I explain Pascal’s view that divine hiddenness is primarily a function of human volitional aversion and only secondarily a result of God’s intentional action. In the following section I evaluate the primary sense of hiddenness by considering Pascal’s response to the objection that divine goodness requires and divine power makes possible God’s provision of evidence sufficient to overcome human volitional indisposition. While (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  3.  11
    Blaise Pascal.V. S. A. - 1980 - Review of Metaphysics 34 (1):147-148.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  4.  9
    Sensitive Biomarkers of Alcoholism's Effect on Brain Macrostructure: Similarities and Differences Between France and the United States.Anne-Pascale Le Berre, Anne-Lise Pitel, Sandra Chanraud, Hélène Beaunieux, Francis Eustache, Jean-Luc Martinot, Michel Reynaud, Catherine Martelli, Torsten Rohlfing, Adolf Pfefferbaum & Edith V. Sullivan - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  5. Search for the Neutral Higgs Bosons of the MSSM and Other Two-Doublet Models.D. Decamp, B. Deschizeaux, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, M. N. Minard, Ziad Ajaltouni, M. Bardadin-Otwinowska, Alain Falvard, R. El Fellous, Pascal Gay, J. Harvey, Pierre Henrard, J. Jousset, B. Michel, Jean-Claude Montret, D. Pallin, Pascal Perret, Joseph Proriol, F. Prulhiere, G. Stimpfl, J. Badier, A. Blondel, G. Bonneaud, J. Bourotte, F. Braems, J. C. Brient, G. Fouque, A. Gamess, R. Guirlet, S. Orteu, A. Rosowsky, A. Rouge, M. Rumpf, R. Tanaka, H. Videau, J. P. Albanese, J. J. Aubert, C. Benchouk, V. Bernard, A. Bonissent, D. Courvoisier, F. Etienne, S. Papalexiou, P. Payre, B. Pietrzyk, Z. Qian, V. Bertin, J. Boucrot, O. Callot, X. Chen, A. Cordier, M. Davier, G. Ganis, J. F. Grivaz, Ph Heusse, P. Janot, D. W. Kim, F. Le Diberder, J. Lefrancois, A. M. Lutz, J. J. Veillet, I. Videau, Zhiqing Zhang, F. Zomer, B. Bloch-Devaux, P. Colas, C. Klopfenstein, E. Locci, S. Loucatos, E. Monnier, P. Perez, J. A. Perlas, F. Perrier, J. Rander, J. F. Renardy, A. Roussarie, J. P. Schuller & Schwindling - unknown
    The aim of this paper is to present the French approach to Information and Communication, and to sketch out some arguments pro and con for their amalgamation into a unique scientific body. Since its creation in 1975, the French academic field of Information-Communication has proved several advantages in the development of a new scientific corpus, but also some drawbacks. These are going to be reviewed and the question will be posed on the opportunity to generalize that model or to abandon (...)
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  6.  6
    Business and Human Rights, From Theory to Practice and Law to Morality: Taking a Philosophical Look at the Proposed UN Treaty.Ana-Maria Pascal - 2021 - Philosophy of Management 20 (2):167-200.
    This paper considers the UN efforts to introduce a legally binding Treaty on corporate accountability for human rights impacts in the context of other proposed legislation at country level, on the one hand, and existing voluntary initiatives like the UN Guiding Principles, on the other. What we are interested in is whether the proposed Treaty signals a transition from voluntary initiatives to law, and the extent to which it might stimulate or hinder links between judicial and non-judicial initiatives. The scholars (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  7. Salvaging Pascal’s Wager.Elizabeth Jackson & Andrew Rogers - 2019 - Philosophia Christi 21 (1):59-84.
    Many think that Pascal’s Wager is a hopeless failure. A primary reason for this is because a number of challenging objections have been raised to the wager, including the “many gods” objection and the “mixed strategy” objection. We argue that both objections are formal, but not substantive, problems for the wager, and that they both fail for the same reason. We then respond to additional objections to the wager. We show how a version of Pascalian reasoning succeeds, giving us (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   8 citations  
  8. Pascal’s Wager: a Reason to Hesitate.Amos Wollen - forthcoming - Philosophia:1-8.
    One version of Pascal’s Wager says we should commit to, or cultivate belief in, whatever religion we think is most likely to bring us eternal joy. I pose a reductio for this version of the Wager. After exploring some ways the Pascalian might respond, the verdict is that it provides some reason to suspect that somewhere, somehow, the Wager goes wrong.
    Direct download (4 more)  
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  9.  19
    Substanz System Struktur: Die Ontologie des Funktionalismus Und der Philosophische Hintergrund der Modernen Wissenschaften.M. J. V. - 1969 - Review of Metaphysics 23 (1):137-138.
    This is a monumental work. The author's aim is to follow the destiny of the self-explicitation [[sic]] of western thought from the concept of substance to that of structure. Authentic philosophical thinking has always been ontological, and structure, no less than substance is a form or species of being. System too is a species of being which leads from substance to structure. Structure is only an articulation and intensification of substance. The concept of structure is the central notion of contemporary (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  10.  61
    Pascalian Wagering.Thomas V. Morris - 1986 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 16 (3):437 - 453.
    ‘Either God is or he is not.’ But to which view shall we be inclined? Reason cannot decide this question. Infinite chaos separates us. At the far end of this infinite distance, a coin is being spun which will come down heads or tails. How will you wager? Reason cannot make you choose either, reason cannot prove either wrong.In this vivid and memorable passage, Blaise Pascal began to develop the famous argument which has come to be known as ‘ (...)'s Wager.’ The Wager is widely regarded as an argument for the rationality of belief in God which completely circumvents all considerations of proof or evidence that there is a God. (shrink)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  11. Pascal's Wager: Pragmatic Arguments and Belief in God.Jeff Jordan - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
    Is it reasonable to believe in God even in the absence of strong evidence that God exists? Pragmatic arguments for theism are designed to support belief even if one lacks evidence that theism is more likely than not. Jeff Jordan proposes that there is a sound version of the most well-known argument of this kind, Pascal's Wager, and explores the issues involved - in epistemology, the ethics of belief, decision theory, and theology.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   24 citations  
  12. Pascal's Mugger Strikes Again.Dylan Balfour - 2021 - Utilitas 33 (1):118-124.
    In a well-known paper, Nick Bostrom presents a confrontation between a fictionalised Blaise Pascal and a mysterious mugger. The mugger persuades Pascal to hand over his wallet by exploiting Pascal's commitment to expected utility maximisation. He does so by offering Pascal an astronomically high reward such that, despite Pascal's low credence in the mugger's truthfulness, the expected utility of accepting the mugging is higher than rejecting it. In this article, I present another sort of high (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  13. Pascal's Wager.Alan Hájek - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Pascal's Wager” is the name given to an argument due to Blaise Pascal for believing, or for at least taking steps to believe, in God. The name is somewhat misleading, for in a single paragraph of his Pensées, Pascal apparently presents at least three such arguments, each of which might be called a ‘wager’ — it is only the final of these that is traditionally referred to as “Pascal's Wager”. We find in it the extraordinary confluence (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   19 citations  
  14. Perspectives on Greek Philosophy S.V. Keeling Memorial Lectures in Ancient Philosophy, 1992-2002.R. W. Sharples & S. V. Keeling - 2003
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  15. Plato's Theory of Forms and Other Papers.John-Michael Kuczynski - 2020 - Madison, WI, USA: College Papers Plus.
    Easy to understand philosophy papers in all areas. Table of contents: Three Short Philosophy Papers on Human Freedom The Paradox of Religions Institutions Different Perspectives on Religious Belief: O’Reilly v. Dawkins. v. James v. Clifford Schopenhauer on Suicide Schopenhauer’s Fractal Conception of Reality Theodore Roszak’s Views on Bicameral Consciousness Philosophy Exam Questions and Answers Locke, Aristotle and Kant on Virtue Logic Lecture for Erika Kant’s Ethics Van Cleve on Epistemic Circularity Plato’s Theory of Forms Can we trust our senses? Yes (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  16. Pascal's Wager and the Many Gods Objection.Paul Saka - 2001 - Religious Studies 37 (3):321-341.
    Pascal's Wager is finding ever more defenders who aim to undermine the old Many Gods Objection. It is my thesis that they are mistaken. After describing the Wager and the objection, I report on Jeff Jordan's repeated attempt to limit legitimate religious hypotheses to those that are traditional. In separate sections I criticize Jordan, first coming from epistemology and second from anthropology. Then I describe George Schlesinger's repeated appeal to the ‘simplest’ religious hypothesis, and argue that it fails for (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   10 citations  
  17. After Pascal’s Wager: On Religious Belief, Regulated and Rationally Held.Jack Warman & David Efird - 2021 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 90 (1):61-78.
    In Pascal’s famous wager, he claims that the seeking non-believer can induce genuine religious belief in herself by joining a religious community and taking part in its rituals. This form of belief regulation is epistemologically puzzling: can we form beliefs in this way, and could such beliefs be rationally held? In the first half of the paper, we explain how the regimen could allow the seeking non-believer to regulate her religious beliefs by intervening on her evidence and epistemic standards. (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  18. Pascal's Wager: Pragmatic Arguments and Belief in God.Jeff Jordan - 2007 - Religious Studies 43 (4):492-496.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   21 citations  
  19.  18
    Substanz System Struktur: Die Ontologie des Funktionalismus Und der Philosophische Hintergrund der Modernen Wissenschaften. [REVIEW]J. V. M. - 1969 - Review of Metaphysics 23 (1):137-138.
    This is a monumental work. The author's aim is to follow the destiny of the self-explicitation [[sic]] of western thought from the concept of substance to that of structure. Authentic philosophical thinking has always been ontological, and structure, no less than substance is a form or species of being. System too is a species of being which leads from substance to structure. Structure is only an articulation and intensification of substance. The concept of structure is the central notion of contemporary (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  20.  91
    Pascal's Wager Revisited.Jeff Jordan - 1998 - Religious Studies 34 (4):419-431.
    Pascal's wager attempts to provide a prudential reason in support of the rationality of believing that God exists. The wager employs the idea that the utility of theistic belief, if true, is infinite, and in this way, the expected utility of theism swamps that of any of its rivals. Not surprisingly the wager generates more than a good share of philosophical criticism. In this essay I examine two recent objections levelled against the wager and I argue that each fails. (...)
    Direct download (8 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  21.  5
    Pascal’s Mystic Hexagram, and a Conjectural Restoration of His Lost Treatise on Conic Sections.Andrea Del Centina - 2020 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 74 (5):469-521.
    Through an in-depth analysis of the notes that Leibniz made while reading Pascal’s manuscript treatise on conic sections, we aim to show the real extension of what he called “hexagrammum mysticum”, and to highlight the main results he achieved in this field, as well as proposing plausible proofs of them according to the methods he seems to have developed.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  22. Pascal’s Wager and the Nature of God.Greg Janzen - 2011 - Sophia 50 (3):331-344.
    This paper argues that Pascal's formulation of his famous wager argument licenses an inference about God's nature that ultimately vitiates the claim that wagering for God is in one's rational self-interest. In particular, it is argued that if we accept Pascal's premises, then we can infer that the god for whom Pascal encourages us to wager is irrational. But if God is irrational, then the prudentially rational course of action is to refrain from wagering for him.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  23.  56
    Pascal's Apology for Religion: Extracted From the Pensees.Blaise Pascal (ed.) - 1942 - Cambridge University Press.
    ... of Dubois) and in the authorized Preface to the Pensées from the pen of ... Pensées de M. Pascal sur la religion et sur quelques autres sujets, ...
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  24. Pascal’s Wager and the Origins of Decision Theory: Decision-Making by Real Decision-Makers.James Franklin - 2018 - In Paul Bartha & Lawrence Pasternack (eds.), Pascal's Wager. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 27-44.
    Pascal’s Wager does not exist in a Platonic world of possible gods, abstract probabilities and arbitrary payoffs. Real decision-makers, such as Pascal’s “man of the world” of 1660, face a range of religious options they take to be serious, with fixed probabilities grounded in their evidence, and with utilities that are fixed quantities in actual minds. The many ingenious objections to the Wager dreamed up by philosophers do not apply in such a real decision matrix. In the situation (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  25. Pascal's Mugging.Nick Bostrom - 2009 - Analysis 69 (3):443-445.
    In some dark alley. . . Mugger: Hey, give me your wallet. Pascal: Why on Earth would I want to do that? Mugger: Otherwise I’ll shoot you. Pascal: But you don’t have a gun. Mugger: Oops! I knew I had forgotten something. Pascal: No wallet for you then. Have a nice evening. Mugger: Wait! Pascal: Sigh. Mugger: I’ve got a business proposition for you. . . . How about you give me your wallet now? In return, (...)
    Direct download (9 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   19 citations  
  26. Pascal's Wager and the Persistent Vegetative State.Jim Stone - 2007 - Bioethics 21 (2):84–92.
    I argue that a version of Pascal's Wager applies to the persistent vegetative state with sufficient force that it ought to part of advance directives.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  27.  98
    Pascal's Wager: A Study of Practical Reasoning in Philosophical Theology.Nicholas Rescher - 1985 - University of Notre Dame Press.
  28.  91
    Pascal's Wager.James Cargile - 1982 - In Steven M. Cahn & David Shatz (eds.), Philosophy. Oxford University Press. pp. 250-.
    A. Pascal's statement of his wager argument is couched in terms of the theory of probability and the theory of games, and the exposition is unclear and unnecessarily complicated. The following is a ‘creative’ reformulation of the argument designed to avoid some of the objections which have been or might be raised against the original.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   10 citations  
  29.  9
    Pascal’s Wager.Paul Bartha & Lawrence Pasternack (eds.) - 2018 - Cambridge University Press.
    In his famous Wager, Blaise Pascal offers the reader an argument that it is rational to strive to believe in God. Philosophical debates about this classic argument have continued until our own times. This volume provides a comprehensive examination of Pascal's Wager, including its theological framework, its place in the history of philosophy, and its importance to contemporary decision theory. The volume starts with a valuable primer on infinity and decision theory for students and non-specialists. A sequence of (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  30. Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion.Chad V. Meister & Paul Copan (eds.) - 2007 - Routledge.
    The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion, Second edition is an indispensable guide and reference source to the major themes, movements, debates and topics in philosophy of religion. Considerably expanded for the second edition, over seventy entries from a team of renowned international contributors are organized into nine clear parts: philosophical issues in world religions key figures in philosophy of religion religious diversity the theistic conception of God arguments for the existence of God arguments against the existence of God philosophical (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  31. Waging War on Pascal’s Wager.Alan Hájek - 2003 - Philosophical Review 112 (1):27-56.
    Pascal’s Wager is simply too good to be true—or better, too good to be sound. There must be something wrong with Pascal’s argument that decision-theoretic reasoning shows that one must (resolve to) believe in God, if one is rational. No surprise, then, that critics of the argument are easily found, or that they have attacked it on many fronts. For Pascal has given them no dearth of targets.
    Direct download (11 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   39 citations  
  32.  23
    Pascal's Wager: PHILOSOPHY.James Cargile - 1966 - Philosophy 41 (157):250-257.
    A. Pascal's statement of his wager argument is couched in terms of the theory of probability and the theory of games, and the exposition is unclear and unnecessarily complicated. The following is a ‘creative’ reformulation of the argument designed to avoid some of the objections which have been or might be raised against the original.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   9 citations  
  33. On Rescher on Pascal's Wager.Graham Oppy - 1991 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 30 (3):159 - 168.
    In Pascal's Wager: A Study Of Practical Reasoning In Philosophical Theology ,[1] Nicholas Rescher aims to show that, contrary to received philosophical opinion, Pascal's Wager argument is "the vehicle of a fruitful and valuable insight--one which not only represents a milestone in the development of an historically important tradition of thought but can still be seen as making an instructive contribution to philosophical theology".[2] In particular, Rescher argues that one only needs to adopt a correct perspective in order (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   18 citations  
  34. Pascal’s Mugging.Nick Bostrom & Tomasz Żuradzki - 2015 - Analiza I Egzystencja 31:135-138.
  35. Pascal's Wager as an Argument for Not Believing in God.Michael Martin - 1983 - Religious Studies 19 (1):57 - 64.
    Can Pascal's wager for the existence of God be turned against the religious believer and used as an argument for not believing in God? Although such an argument has been very briefly sketched by others its details have remained undeveloped. In this paper this argument is worked out in detail in the context of decision theory and is defended against objections. The result is a plausible argument for atheism.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  36. Faithfully Taking Pascal’s Wager.Elizabeth Jackson - forthcoming - The Monist.
    This paper examines the relationship between taking Pascal’s wager, faith, and hope. First, I argue that many who take Pascal’s wager have genuine faith that God exists. The person of faith and the wagerer have several things in common, including a commitment to God and positive cognitive and conative attitudes toward God’s existence. I also argue that if one’s credences in theism are too low to have faith, the wagerer can still hope that God exists, another commitment-justifying theological (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  37. Pascal's Wager.Michael Rota - 2017 - Philosophy Compass 12 (4):e12404.
    Pascal's wager is an argument in support of religious belief taking its name from the seventeenth century polymath Blaise Pascal. Unlike more traditional arguments for the existence of God, Pascal's wager is a pragmatic argument, concluding not that God exists but that one should wager for God; that is, one should live as if God exists. After an introduction to the elements of decision theory needed to understand the wager, I discuss the interpretation of Pascal's reasoning (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  38.  82
    Pascal’s and Tabarrok’s Wagers.Lars Peter Østerdal - 2004 - Theory and Decision 57 (1):1-4.
    In a recent paper A. Tabarrok [Believe in Pascal’s Wager? Have I Got a Deal for You!, Theory and Decision 48, 123--128, 2000] argued that a believer who accepts Pascal’s Wager should in addition accept payment of any given fee in return for a given increase in the probability of reaching God. However the conclusion is obtained from manipulations of infinities which are not valid in an expected utility model. In this note, an alternative model is formulated in (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  39. Pascal’s Wager and Deciding About the Life-Sustaining Treatment of Patients in Persistent Vegetative State.Jukka Varelius - 2013 - Neuroethics 6 (2):277-285.
    An adaptation of Pascal’s Wager argument has been considered useful in deciding about the provision of life-sustaining treatment for patients in persistent vegetative state. In this article, I assess whether people making such decisions should resort to the application of Pascal’s idea. I argue that there is no sufficient reason to give it an important role in making the decisions.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  40. A Better Version of Pascal’s Wager.Michael Rota - 2016 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 90 (3):415-439.
    The standard version of Pascal’s Wager suffers from serious problems. In this paper I present a modified version of a Wager-style argument that avoids several of the most serious objections to the standard version, viz., the objections of Duff and Hájek relating to infinite utilities, moral objections concerning the use of pragmatic considerations, and the many-gods objection. I argue that a serious commitment to living a Christian life is rational if one is rational in assigning a credence to Christianity (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  41. Pascal's Wager is a Possible Bet (but Not a Very Good One): Reply to Harmon Holcomb III.Graham Oppy - 1996 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 40 (2):101 - 116.
    In "To Bet The Impossible Bet", Harmon Holcomb III argues: (i) that Pascal's wager is structurally incoherent; (ii) that if it were not thus incoherent, then it would be successful; and (iii) that my earlier critique of Pascal's wager in "On Rescher On Pascal's Wager" is vitiated by its reliance on "logicist" presuppositions. I deny all three claims. If Pascal's wager is "incoherent", this is only because of its invocation of infinite utilities. However, even if infinite (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  42. Pascal's Wager and Infinite Utilities.Antony Duff - 1986 - Analysis 46 (2):107 - 109.
  43.  26
    Pascal’s Wagers and James’s Will to Believe.Jeff Jordan - 2005 - In William J. Wainwright (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion. Oxford University Press. pp. 168-187.
    Pragmatic arguments seek to justify the performance of an action by appealing to the benefits that may follow from that action. Pascal’s wager, for instance, argues that one should inculcate belief in God because there is everything to gain and little to lose by doing do. In this chapter I critically examine Pascal’s wager and William James’s famous “Will-to-Believe” argument by first explaining the logic of each argument and then by surveying the objections commonly arrayed against them. Finally, (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  44.  63
    Pascal’s Wager, Infective Endocarditis and the “No-Lose” Philosophy in Medicine.David Shaw & David Conway - 2010 - Heart 96 (1):15-18.
    Doctors and dentists have traditionally used antibiotic prophylaxis in certain patient groups in order to prevent infective endocarditis (IE). New guidelines, however, suggest that the risk to patients from using antibiotics is higher than the risk from IE. This paper analyses the relative risks of prescribing and not prescribing antibiotic prophylaxis against the background of Pascal’s Wager, the infamous assertion that it is better to believe in God regardless of evidence, because of the prospective benefits should He exist. Many (...)
    Direct download  
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  45.  6
    Pascal's Idea of Nature.A. W. S. Baird - 1970 - Isis 61 (3):297-320.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  46.  8
    Kant’s Dissertation for the Master’s Degree On Fire and the Transformations of His Ideas of Ethereal Matter.S. V. Lugovoy - 2019 - Kantian Journal 38 (2):7-30.
    Kant’s dissertation for the Master’s degree Succinct Exposition of Some Meditations on Fire was written in Latin in 1755 as a sample preceding a Master’s exam, but its first printing did not appear until 1838. What is the relevance of this Master’s dissertation for historical and philosophical studies? To answer this question I analyse the structure and give a brief summary of the dissertation, look at the history of its writing and try to identify the place of this work among (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  47.  71
    Pascal's Challenge.Steven Merle Duncan - manuscript
    Subtitled "The Lazy Gambler's Guide to Choosing a Religion," this essay presents an account of Pascal's Wager that avoids most of the major traditional objections to Pascal's appeal to self-interest as an incentive to the investigation of Christian evidences. I then turn to what I call "the Lazy Objection" to the wager, which claims that there are too many religions all of which can make a similar appeal and argue that this is simply false. I conclude that, considered (...)
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  48.  23
    Waging War on Pascal’s Wager.Alan Hájek - 2003 - Philosophical Review 112 (1):27-56.
    Pascal’s Wager is simply too good to be true—or better, too good to be sound. There must be something wrong with Pascal’s argument that decision-theoretic reasoning shows that one must believe in God, if one is rational. No surprise, then, that critics of the argument are easily found, or that they have attacked it on many fronts. For Pascal has given them no dearth of targets.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   26 citations  
  49. Infinity in Pascal's Wager.Graham Oppy - 2018 - In Paul Bartha & Lawrence Pasternack (eds.), Pascal's Wager. Cambridge, UK: pp. 260-77.
    Bartha (2012) conjectures that, if we meet all of the other objections to Pascal’s wager, then the many-Gods objection is already met. Moreover, he shows that, if all other objections to Pascal’s wager are already met, then, in a choice between a Jealous God, an Indifferent God, a Very Nice God, a Very Perverse God, the full range of Nice Gods, the full range of Perverse Gods, and no God, you should wager on the Jealous God. I argue (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  50.  9
    Pascal's Arithmetical Triangle. A. W. F. Edwards.Joella Yoder - 1989 - Isis 80 (4):699-700.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
1 — 50 / 1000