Theory of Games as a Tool for the Moral Philosopher: An Empiricist's View of the Nature of Religious Belief

Burns & Oates (1994)
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In Theory of Games, Braithwaite shows that mathematical theory of games can be used to shed light upon such notions as prudence and justice in situations involving human choices and co-operation between individuals. In his work on the Nature of Religious Belief he argues that just as a moral assertion is an expression of an intention to act in accordance with certain policy, so a religious assertion must be understood as a declaration of adherence to a system of moral principles governing 'inner life' as well as external behaviour.

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