Practical Arguments for Theoretical Theses

  title={Practical Arguments for Theoretical Theses},
  author={C. Lumer},
  • C. Lumer
  • Published 1997
  • Philosophy
  • Argumentation
Pascal‘s wager is expounded as a paradigm case of a practical,decision-theoretical argument for acting as if a proposition is true when wehave no theoretical reasons to accept or reject it (1.1.–1.2.). Thoughthe paradigm is fallacious in various respects there are valid and adequatearguments for acting as if certain propositions are true: that theoreticalentities exist, that there are material perceptual objects, that the worldis uniform across time (1.3). After this analysis of examples the… Expand
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