Pascal’s Wager

Pascal’s Wager - Assignment 2 Pascals Wager...

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Assignment 2 Pascal’s Wager : Blaise Pascal In Pascal’s Wager Pascal begins by introducing the concepts of the finite and the infinite. Complete comprehension of things of a finite nature is possible because we as humans are finite. However, though it is possible to recognize the existence of the infinite, as finite beings we cannot understand its nature. Like the infinite, it is not possible to understand God’s nature but only in faith may we “know” of God’s existence. The point being that one can still be knowledgeable of something’s existence (i.e. God) without having a true understanding of it’s nature. Pascal then moves on to address weather it is reasonable to believe in God’s existence while unable to actually determine his existence as fact. By his logic, one should assume he exists. . In believing in God one does not risk losing their reason and will (considering a choice has to be made either way) or their happiness. If it turns out he does the benefits are great and if he doesn’t one
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