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The Will to Come Out All Right

  • Herb Yarvin (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0034412500009392
  • Published online: 24 October 2008
Abstract

William James presents Pascal's wager in this manner: if you believe in God and God exists, then your gain is infinite; if you believe in God and God doesn't exist, then your loss is finite. Therefore, since a finite loss is reasonable where there is the possibility of infinite gain, you ought to believe in God. ‘What have you to lose?’ James asks (II).1

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Religious Studies
  • ISSN: 0034-4125
  • EISSN: 1469-901X
  • URL: /core/journals/religious-studies
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