Handling the infinities in Pascal’s wager

In its classical formulation, Pascal’s Wager contends that we have something like the following payoff matrix: God exists No God Believe +∞ −a Don’t believe -b c where a,b,c are finite.
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In its classical formulation, Pascal’s Wager contends that we have something like the following payoff matrix: God exists No God Believe +∞ −a Don’t believe -b c where a,b,c are finite. Alan Hajek, however, observes that it is incorrect to say that if you don’t choose to believe, then the payoff is finite. For even…

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