Gambling On God / Edition 1

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Overview

Gambling on God brings together a superb collection of new and classic essays that provide the first sustained analysis of Pascal's Wager and the idea of an infinite utility as well as the first in-depth look at moral objections to the Wager.

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Editorial Reviews

Nicholas Rescher
This is a well-conceived anthology that vividly brings to life the fertility and interest of the issues revolving around Pascal's celebrated argument.
George I. Mavrodes
This is a very interesting and provocative collection of essays on an important line of theistic argument.
William L. Rowe
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847678341
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 178
  • Product dimensions: 0.41 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Jordan is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Delaware.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Wager in Pascal and Others Chapter 3 The Logic of Pascal's Wager Chapter 4 Pragmatic Reasons for Belief Chapter 5 Moral Objections to Pascalian Wagering Chapter 6 Wagering and the Evidence Chapter 7 A Central Theistic Argument Chapter 8 The Many-Gods Objection Chapter 9 Infinite Decision Theory Chapter 10 Pascal's Wager and Finite Utility Chapter 11 Bibliography Chapter 12 Index

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