Tag Archives: acceptance

A THOROUGHLY MODERN WAGER (pages 207-231)

Michael J. SHAFFER ABSTRACT: Pascal’s wager is a familiar heuristic designed to show that believing that God exists is of greater practical value than believing that God does not exist given the outcomes associated with those beliefs as understood in Christian theology. In this way Pascal argues that we that we ought to believe that God exists, independent of epistemic ... Read More »

ON THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL DOXASTIC ATTITUDES (pages 425-443)

Tjerk GAUDERIS ABSTRACT: In the literature on doxastic attitudes, the notion ‘belief’ is used in both a coarse-grained and a fine-grained manner. While the coarse-grained notion of ‘belief,’ as the doxastic attitude that expresses any form of assent to its content, is a useful technical concept, the fine-grained notion, which tries to capture the folk notion of ‘belief’ in contrast with ... Read More »

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