عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
There is no agreement about Pascal’s purpose of suggesting his “Wager.” Is Pascal after presenting a logical reason or merely invites others to his spiritual intimacy? Is his addressee Atheist or his purpse is strengthening Christian faith? What are the origins of “Pascal’s Wager”? In this paper, we try to describe Pascal’s sayings about his wager as far as possible and then, explecate contradictory interpretations about the wager through clarifying the above questions. Firstly, the Religious views about rationality are presented. Then, the historical roots, presumptions and premises of the wager are considered and analyses. After that, the main conflicting conceptions of rationality are recognized by means of considering the most important criticisms and interpretations of Pascal’s wager. Finally, we conclude that many objections to the wager have been raised from detaching its presumptions and premises from its conclusion.