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Zakład Pascala (przeł. Marcin Iwanicki i Anna Maria Karczewska)
Pascal’s Wager (trans. Marcin Iwanicki & Anna Maria Karczewska)

Author(s): Alan Hájek
Contributor(s): Marcin Iwanicki (Translator), Anna Maria Karczewska (Translator)
Subject(s): Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II

Summary/Abstract: The Author examines the classical reasoning called “Pascal’s wager” in the framework of decision theory. He distinguishes in Pascal’s original text three separate arguments: (i) the argument from superdominance, (ii) the argument from expectation, and (iii) the argument from generalized expectations. The paper addresses the third argument, discusses objections raised against it and finally investigates the true meaning of its conclusion.

  • Issue Year: 67/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 199-229
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: Polish