Sunday, 1 November 2009

Nick's Blog Below has a Rather 'Cleaver' Paper.

You know the parable: 'Pascal's Wager?'
Or Pascal's Gambit is a suggestion posed by the French philosopher Blaise Pascal that even though the existence of God cannot be determined through reason, a person should wager as though God exists, because so living has everything to gain, and nothing to lose. It was set out in note 233 of his Pensées, a posthumously published collection of notes made by Pascal in his last years as he worked on a treatise on Christian apologetics.

Historically, Pascal's Wager was groundbreaking as it had charted new territory in probability theory, was one of the first attempts to make use of the concept of infinity, marked the first formal use of decision theory, and anticipated the future philosophies of pragmatism and voluntarism.
However! Nick has probably moved it on a good march.

Well click here to read 'Pascal's Mugging.'

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