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    Pascal's Wager

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    mathematician along with a Christian philosopher who wrote the Pensees which included his work called Pascal’s wager. The crucial outline of this wagers was that it cannot be proved or disprove that God does exists. There are four main parts to the wager that include his reasoning to that statement. It has been acknowledged that Pascal makes it clear that he is referring to the Christian God in his wager. This is the Christian God that promises his people will be rewarded with eternal life along with

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    impossible to determine God’s existence for certainty through reason. Instead, he suggested that rational individuals should wager as though God does indeed exist, because doing so offers these individuals everything to gain, and nothing to lose. Unfortunately, Pascal’s Wager contains numerous fallacies, and in-depth analysis of each one of his arguments proves that Pascal’s Wager is incorrect. Pascal originally proposed his idea in the Pensées, a collection of fragments of his work, primarily written

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    to believe rather to disbelieve because the odds are in favor of the believer. This gambler-like idea is better known as “Pascal’s Wager” or “The Gambler’s Argument.” Nevertheless, this sort of play-the-ponies idea is not quite precise. Although Pascal’s Wager serves as a stepping-stone for non-believers, it is a rather vague, faithless and inaccurate argument. Pascal’s wager takes the position of a gambler. It says that it is far more logical to believe in God because the odds are in one’s favor

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    religion. Christianity, Pascal’s own religion and the basis of the Wager, is the largest religion in the world, with a following of over 2 billion people, which spans over approximately thirty denominations worldwide. Pascal’s Wager means to show that being a Christian is more beneficial than not being a Christian due to a smaller loss when humans have faith. The Wager is a philosophical apologetic, which is an argument for the existence of a god or gods. With this wager, Pascal wants people to realize

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    A Critical Discussion of Blaise Pascal's The Wager In the gambling world bets are made based on odds, the probability or likelihood that something would happen. In the court of law, cases are decided upon by the weight of evidence presented by the respective parties. The common link between these general scenarios is that decisions are made based on some outside evidential factor. The more probable something is likely to happen, or the more evidence presented in favor or opposed to something

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    Pascal's Wager and Global Warming

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    is rising. Third, the temperature of the planet is rising - although the amount of this increase and the causes of this rise are subject to disagreement (Philander, pp 193). When I was at school in Vermont, one of my teachers explained to me Pascal's Wager. According to this teacher, the philosopher and mathematician Pascal had tried to establish the costs and benefits of believing in God. He saw it in this way: you can either believe in God or not. If you do believe in God, and there is in fact

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    Pascal’s Wager

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    In this paper I will be discussing Pascal’s Wager. What I first plan to do in this paper is explain the argument of Pascal’s Wager. Next I will explain how Pascal tries to convince non-theists why they should believe in God. I will then explain two criticisms in response to Pascal’s argument. Finally, I will discuss whether or not these criticisms show Pascal’s reasoning to be untenable. Pascal’s Wager is an argument that tries to convince non-theists why they should believe in the existence of

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    Insuffecient Evidence

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    French mathematician and philosopher who lived between 1623-1662. During Pascal’s short 39 years of life on this blue marble created many timeless arguments and works that are still discussed to this very day. One of these is the collection of writings published shortly after his death titled the Pensees. In this collection of writings one of his more famous arguments is framed out. This argument is normally labeled as “Pascal’s Wager”. During this argument he explains why any rational being should believe

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    Pascal's Wager Argument

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    that there is no justifiable reason not to believe in God. Despite the counterarguments by several scholars against Pascal’s proposition, his proof still stands as a justification for a reasonable person to believe. In Pascal’s

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    In sum, Pascal's Wager is not intended to be a philosophical proof; the Wager is just intended as a persuasive, pragmatic consideration directed to the agnostic. d. What major objections can we construct to the Wager? Can the objections be countered? i. Two main objections are often raised to Pascal's Wager. (1) To believe in God simply for the payoff is the wrong motive for belief. Such self-seeking individuals

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