Tag Archives: Pascal’s wager

THE EPISTEMIC CONSEQUENCES OF FORCED CHOICE (pages 365-374)

Mark SCHROEDER ABSTRACT: In “Stakes, Withholding, and Pragmatic Encroachment on Knowledge,” I used a variety of cases, including cases of forced choice, to illustrate my explanation of how and why some pragmatic factors, but not others, can affect whether an agent knows. In his recent contribution, Andy Mueller argues that cases of forced choice actually pose a dilemma for my ... Read More »

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 »

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