WVU PHIL 100 - Pascal's Wager (2 pages)

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Lecture number:
10
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
West Virginia University
Course:
Phil 100 - Problems of Philosophy

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Phil 100 1nd Edition Lecture 10 Outline of Last Lecture I The Problem of Evil cont d Outline of Current Lecture II Pascal s Wager Current Lecture Don t forget about Exam 1 Friday Green scantron 882e Pascal s Wager Epistemic rationality what the evidence demonstrates if truth and knowledge is your goal Being realistic about death in cancer Practical rationality what s best for you in terms of living and well being Positive attitude about cancer Pascal s Skeptical Argument 1 If there is a god god has no parts or limits and is unlike anything we know 2 If god has no parts or limits and is unlike anything we know then god is indefinitely incomprehensible 3 If god is indefinitely incomprehensible then it is impossible for us to ever have adequate evidence for believing that god exists 4 If there is a god it is impossible for us to ever have adequate evidence for believing that god exists 1 2 3 Pascal s Wager 1 If you believe god exists and god exists you will gain eternal happiness 2 If you believe god exists and god does not exists you have nothing much to gain or lose 3 If you don t believe god exists and god exists you lose out on eternal happiness and suffer immensely 4 If you don t believe god exists and god does not exists you have nothing much to gain or lose These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute 5 If you believe god exists then you will either gain eternal happiness or you will have nothing much to gain or lose 1 2 6 If you believe god does not exist then you will either lose out on eternal happiness and suffer immensely or you will have nothing much to gain or lose 3 4 7 If 5 and 6 then for practical reasons you should believe in god 8 For practical reasons you should believe in god 5 6 7



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