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TL;DR Probabilism versus probabiliorism. Did read: By tracing an alternate trajectory of the history of modernization from the 13th century, this author challenges and refutes Pascal's definition of rationality--the idea we must always choose the most probable option rather than simply trusting in the reasonably probable option proposed by a trusted authority. Dominican thought is a major part of Catholic heritage (eg Thomas Aquinas), and this book is a great century by century introduction to ...more