Pascal’s Wager and Deciding About the Life-Sustaining Treatment of Patients in Persistent Vegetative State
- Jukka Varelius
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An adaptation of Pascal’s Wager argument has been considered useful in deciding about the provision of life-sustaining treatment for patients in persistent vegetative state. In this article, I assess whether people making such decisions should resort to the application of Pascal’s idea. I argue that there is no sufficient reason to give it an important role in making the decisions.
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Volume 6, Issue 2 , pp 277-285
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- End of life decisions
- Life-sustaining treatment
- Pascal’s Wager
- Persistent vegetative state
- Jukka Varelius (1)
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Department of Behavioural Sciences and Philosophy, University of Turku, Turku, FIN-20014, Finland