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Pragmatic Arguments and Belief in God

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[Revised entry by Jeff Jordan on March 15, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Pragmatic arguments have often been employed in support of theistic belief. Theistic pragmatic arguments are not arguments for the proposition that God exists; they are arguments that believing that God exists is rational. The most famous theistic pragmatic argument is Pascal's Wager. Though we touch on this argument briefly below, this entry focuses...

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