Taking Pascal’s Wager, P1

Michael RotaMichael Rota  |  1.30.2017
Blaise Pascal, the seventeenth century philosopher, mathematician, and physicist, gave us more than the Pascal triangle and new understandings about hydraulics. He left us a wager: “If one bets that God does exist, and He does, you win ‘everything’, to lose — you lose nothing. Should one bet that God does not exist — and win, you win nothing, but to lose? You lose ‘everything'”. Michael Rota, philosophy teacher at the University of St. Thomas, aims to help us make a wise wager.  |  Link

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