Pascal’s and Tabarrok’s Wagers

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In a recent paper A. Tabarrok [Believe in Pascal’s Wager? Have I Got a Deal for You!, Theory and Decision 48, 123--128, 2000] argued that a believer who accepts Pascal’s Wager should in addition accept payment of any given fee in return for a given increase in the probability of reaching God. However the conclusion is obtained from manipulations of infinities which are not valid in an expected utility model. In this note, an alternative model is formulated in which Tabarrok’s conclusion can be obtained.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftTheory and Decision
Vol/bind57
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)1-4
ISSN0040-5833
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2004
Udgivet eksterntJa

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  • Pascal’s Wager
  • Tabarrok’s Wager

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