Advanced search options

Advanced Search Options 🞨

Browse by author name (“Author name starts with…”).

Find ETDs with:

in
/  
in
/  
in
/  
in

Written in Published in Earliest date Latest date

Sorted by

Results per page:

You searched for +publisher:"Texas Tech University" +contributor:("Velasco, Joel D."). One record found.

Search Limiters

Last 2 Years | English Only

No search limiters apply to these results.

▼ Search Limiters


Texas Tech University

1. -1027-158X. The Earthly Wager.

Degree: 2016, Texas Tech University

My main thesis is that one ought to become religious because it will lead to more happiness while on earth, regardless of whether religion is true or false. The argument, the Earthly Wager, is compared and contrasted with prior similar arguments such as Pascal’s Wager and William James’ Will to Believe argument before arguing for the Earthly Wager itself and its accompanying objections. The evidence for the causal relationship between religion and happiness is presented, along with rebuttals against alternative explanations. Moreover, the objection against doxastic voluntarism is addressed with prior findings from psychology and sociology as well as our own empirical data that show that individuals can have indirect control over their beliefs. Next, the objection from virtue epistemology is addressed, and rebutted with the argument that virtue epistemology is too demanding to be a reasonable approach to epistemology. Advisors/Committee Members: Velasco, Joel D. (advisor), Webb, Mark O. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Earthly; Wager

Record DetailsSimilar RecordsGoogle PlusoneFacebookTwitterCiteULikeMendeleyreddit

APA · Chicago · MLA · Vancouver · CSE | Export to Zotero / EndNote / Reference Manager

APA (6th Edition):

-1027-158X. (2016). The Earthly Wager. (Thesis). Texas Tech University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2346/73736

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Author name may be incomplete
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

-1027-158X. “The Earthly Wager.” 2016. Thesis, Texas Tech University. Accessed October 16, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/2346/73736.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Author name may be incomplete
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

-1027-158X. “The Earthly Wager.” 2016. Web. 16 Oct 2018.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Author name may be incomplete

Vancouver:

-1027-158X. The Earthly Wager. [Internet] [Thesis]. Texas Tech University; 2016. [cited 2018 Oct 16]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2346/73736.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Author name may be incomplete
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

-1027-158X. The Earthly Wager. [Thesis]. Texas Tech University; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2346/73736

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Author name may be incomplete
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

.