PHLA10H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: Theism, Pragmatism, Consequentialism

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E. g believing that the president is juggling candy bars and receive a lot of money. E. g you don"t have any reason to believe the president is juggling candy bars. Pascal wager is intended to provide you with a prudential reason for believing that. God exists even if you think that there is no evidence that there is god. Pascal thinks that you can give prudential reasons for theists. It can make sense to bet on improbable outcomes if the payoff is big enough. E. g payin one dollar to pick a card and if you draw an ace get a million, if there is no ace you lose one dollar. A modern theory that describes how an agent should choose among different available actions on the basis of the utilities of different possible outcomes. With each possible outcome, you associate a utility (a payoff) that represents how good or bad the outcome is for you.

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