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Pascal"s Wager

by James A. Connor

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Published by HarperCollins in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24260560M
ISBN 109780061989810
OCLC/WorldCa503016995

Pascal’s Wager also does a great job of imitating the multi-path set up that the genre is known, bringing things full circle on a regular basis with a newly opened gate or reachable : Dominic Leighton. Math professor and atheist Jill McGavock feels helpless. Her mother is losing the mental capabilities that made her what she is--a brilliant pathologist. When Jill turns to colleague Sam Bakalis for advice, he challenges her to make 'Pascal's wager'--to 'bet' that God exists by living as if he does. Faith or unbelief; which will Jill choose? pages, softcover from : Ebook.

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  Thinking about Pascal’s Wager helps us clarify our relationship with God. The Wager is not simple. In its true complexity, it is a wise and sobering challenge. But in its popular simplicity, it becomes misleading. The Wager goes like this.   Pascal’s Wager is a suggestion that was posed by French philosopher Blaise Pascal that even though the existence of God cannot be determined through reason, a person should act as though God does exist. Why wager that way? Because the consequences of each wager are very, very different.


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Pascal"s Wager by James A. Connor Download PDF EPUB FB2

The book also has no index which would be invaluable for researching a man with such different facets to his life. Despite my misgivings, I recommend the book. For anyone who knows only the general outline of Pascal's achievements and struggles, this biography will provide invaluable new information for understanding one of the most brilliant Cited by: 1.

“The Wager” by Blaise Pascal From the reading “So we may well know that there is a God without knowing what He is.” Hence it comes that, if there are as many risks on one side as on the other, the course is to play even; and then the certainty of the stake is equal toFile Size: 87KB.

“Pascal’s Wager is a splendid read. Connor [ ] a historian who understands religion and science equally [ ] keeps us turning the page.” (Michael Gurian, author of The Minds of Boys) “James Connor gives a racy account of a remarkable man [ ] in a book that is a fascinating read.” (Rev.

John Polkinghorne, author of Quarks 4/5(27). First of all, I love the cover, with it's metallic sheen and grunge look, and the title "Pascal's Wager". As often happens, the outside promised a little more than it delivered. The story is based on something said by seventeenth century mathematician 4/5.

Pascals Wager Blaise Pascal - image from Lapham's Quarterly The point of the book seems to be to describe life in the 17th Pascals Wager book in western Europe.

There is very much in here about warring Christian sects. Jansenists (anti-science), Thomism (from Thomas Aquinas, seeing God in all things), Augustinians (who think people are basically corrupt)/5. In conclusion, Pascal’s Wager, while an interesting piece of philosophical thought, should have no place in a Christian’s evangelistic and apologetic repertoire.

Christians are to share and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, which alone is the Pascals Wager book of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans ). The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Pascal's Wager by Mark Jacobs at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed.

Thank you for your patience. B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. /5(5). Pascal’s wager, Practical argument for belief in God formulated by Blaise his Pensées (–58), Pascal posed the following argument to show that belief in the Christian religion is rational: If the Christian God does not exist, the agnostic loses little by believing in him and gains correspondingly little by not believing.

If the Christian God does exist, the agnostic gains. PASCAL’S WAGER [6–] Infinity. Nothingness. Our soul has been cast into the body, where it finds number, time and dimension. It reasons thereupon,and calls it nature, necessity, and can believe nothing else. Unity added to infinity adds nothing to it, any more than does o ne foot added to infinite Size: 20KB.

The Wager at the heart of the philosophy of Pascal. Goldmann, the famous exegesis of the thought of Blaise Pascal‘s wager said it is “the center of gravity of his philosophy,” and acknowledges that the famous argument should be of interest to the libertines.

This argument, one of the most famous from Pascal’s Thoughts, hides a real complexity and. 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. Book summary views reflect the number. Pascal's wager is an argument that asserts that one should believe in God, even if God's existence cannot be proved or disproved through reason.

Blaise Pascal's original wager was as a fairly short paragraph in Pensées amongst several other notes that could be considered "wagers". Its argument is rooted in what has subsequently become known as game theory. In this Wireless Philosophy video, Susanna Rinard (Harvard University) explains Pascal's Wager, Blaise Pascal's famous argument for belief in.

Pascal’s Wager is an argument for the existence of God developed by 17th century mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal.

Pascal’s Wager is the most famous part of his collection of notes known as the Pensées. With the Wager, Pascal attempted to provide a compelling reason to believe in God based upon happiness and possible outcomes.

Pascal's Wager The Man Who Played Dice with God. by James A. Connor. On Sale: 11/10/ Read a Sample Enlarge Book Cover. $ + See More U.S. & International Retailers.

Pascal's Wager. by James A. Connor. We'd love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase. Select a Bookseller - Direct. The Wager appeals not to a high ideal, like faith, hope, love, or proof, but to a low one: the instinct for self-preservation, the desire to be happy and not unhappy.

But on that low natural level, it has tremendous force. Thus Pascal prefaces his argument with the words, "Let us now speak according to our natural lights.". Pascal's Wager - eBook () by James Connor. “Pascal’s Wager is a splendid read. Connor [ ] a historian who understands religion and Format: Ebook.

I don't know how I missed this before, but it's awesome. Whenever we talk about Pascal's Wager, it's always a bet between Christians and atheists. But what about all those other religions. Where do the fit in. Now we know (click image to enlarge): (via Reddit).

Pascal’s Wager by Blaise Pascal. Infinite- nothing.- Our soul is cast into a body, where it finds number, dimension. Thereupon it reasons, and calls this nature necessity, and can believe nothing else.

Unity joined to infinity adds nothing to it. Pascal’s claim that if you lose, you lose nothing is some indication that he thought that belief dominated non- belief; the thought would be that in the case where God exists (i.e., where you win), you are better off believing. Pascal’s Wager starts with a dream-like carriage ride to the domain of Heggem, a vast Colossus that emits a protective light to ward off.

I propose to reformulate Pascal’s wager as urging those who doubt God’s existence to embrace a doubt of desire rather than a doubt of indifference. This means, first, that they should hope — and therefore desire — that they might find a higher meaning and value to their existence by making contact with a beneficent power beyond the.

Confirmed atheist Jill McGavock faces the mental deterioration of her brilliant mother. In a quest to cope with this devastating situation, Jill seeks out philosophy professor Sam Hunt. Savvy Sam challenges Jill to make "Pascal's wager" -- to "bet" that God exists by acting as if he does.

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