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    Aumann, Antony 2014. On the Validity of Pascal's Wager. The Heythrop Journal, Vol. 55, Issue. 1, p. 86.

    Janzen, Greg 2011. Pascal’s Wager and the Nature of God. Sophia, Vol. 50, Issue. 3, p. 331.

    KIRSCH, THOMAS G. 2004. Restaging the Will to Believe: Religious Pluralism, Anti-Syncretism, and the Problem of Belief. American Anthropologist, Vol. 106, Issue. 4, p. 699.


Pascal's Wager and the Many Gods Objection

  • PAUL SAKA (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 September 2001

Pascal's Wager is finding ever more defenders who aim to undermine the old Many Gods Objection. It is my thesis that they are mistaken. After describing the Wager and the objection, I report on Jeff Jordan's repeated attempt to limit legitimate religious hypotheses to those that are traditional. In separate sections I criticize Jordan, first coming from epistemology and second from anthropology. Then I describe George Schlesinger's repeated appeal to the ‘simplest’ religious hypothesis, and argue that it fails for similar reasons. Finally, I summarize and reject miscellaneous defences of Pascal by Robert Anderson, Bradley Armour-Garb, James Franklin, Joshua Golding, and Nicholas Rescher.

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Religious Studies
  • ISSN: 0034-4125
  • EISSN: 1469-901X
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