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書名 Pascal's wager / edited by Paul Bartha, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Lawrence Pasternack, Oklahoma State University
出版項 Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018
國際標準書號 9781316632659 (pbk)
9781107181434 (hbk)
1316632652 (pbk)
1107181437 (hbk)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  BT50 .P38 2018    在架上    30660020207390
說明 x, 335 pages ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 Classic philosophical arguments
Classic philosophical arguments
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
In his famous Wager, Blaise Pascal (1623-62) 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 chapters then examines topics including the Wager's underlying theology, its influence on later philosophical figures, and contemporary analyses of the Wager including Alan Hajek's challenge to its validity, the many gods objection, and the ethics of belief. The final five chapters explore various ways in which the Wager has inspired contemporary decision theory, including questions related to infinite utility, imprecise probabilities, and infinitesimals
鏈接 ebook version : 9781316859384
主題 Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662
Faith and reason -- Christianity
Philosophical theology
Alt Author Bartha, Paul F. A., 1964- editor
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