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Plantinga, Alvin

Works: 235 works in 800 publications in 9 languages and 25,434 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Festschriften 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: BT102, 121.6
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God and other minds : a study of the rational justification of belief in God by Alvin Plantinga( Book )

50 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of necessity by Alvin Plantinga( Book )

62 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this study is to explore and defend the notion of modality 'de re', the idea that objects have both essential and accidental properties. The argument is developed by means of the notion of possible worlds and ranges over such problems as the nature of essence and the problem of evil
The ontological argument, from St. Anselm to contemporary philosophers by Alvin Plantinga( Book )

44 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God, freedom, and evil by Alvin Plantinga( Book )

50 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his discussion of natural theology (arguments to prove the existence of God) and natural atheology (arguments for the falsehood of theistic belief) Plantinga focuses on two of the traditional arguments: the ontological argument as an example of natural theology, and the problem of evil as the most important representative of natural atheology. Accessible to serious general readers."--Publisher's website
Where the conflict really lies : science, religion, and naturalism by Alvin Plantinga( Book )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines both sides of this major dilemma, arguing that the conflict between science and theistic religion is actually superficial, and that at a deeper level they are in concord with each other
Faith and rationality : reason and belief in God( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and French and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by contemporary Calvinist philosophers of religion that examine the epistemology of religious belief between Reformed and Roman Catholic philosophers
Warranted Christian belief by Alvin Plantinga( Book )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the third volume in Alvin Plantinga's trilogy on the notion of warrant, which he defines as that which distinguishes knowledge from true belief. In this volume, Plantinga examines warrant's role in theistic belief, tackling the questions of whether it is rational, reasonable, justifiable, and warranted to accept Christian belief and whether there is something epistemically unacceptable in doing so. He contends that Christian beliefs are warranted to the extent that they are formed by properly functioning cognitive faculties, thus, insofar as they are warranted, Christian beliefs are knowledge if they are true. - Publisher
Warrant and proper function by Alvin Plantinga( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this companion volume to Warrant : the Current Debate, Alvin Plantinga develops an original approach to the question of epistemic warrant; that is, what turns true belief into knowledge. He argues that what is crucial to warrant is the proper functioning of one's cognitive faculties in the right kind of cognitive environment. He begins by examining the notion of proper function and its colleagues: purpose, damage, design plan, malfunction, and the like. He then explores the general features of the cognitive design plan, explaining how his account of warrant applies in each of the main areas of the epistemic establishment: knowledge of self, knowledge by way of memory, knowledge of other persons, knowledge by way of testimony, perception, a priori knowledge and belief, induction, and probability. He goes on to investigate the question of whether knowledge has a foundationalist structure and concludes with an argument that naturalism in epistemology flourishes best within the context of supernaturalism in theology or metaphysics. --From publisher's description
Warrant : the current debate by Alvin Plantinga( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plantinga examines the nature of epistemic warrant; whatever it is that when added to true belief yields knowledge. This volume surveys current contributions to the debate and paves the way for his owm positive proposal in Warrant and Proper Function
Does God have a nature? by Alvin Plantinga( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sets of contingent objects, perhaps, are as contingent as their members; but properties, propositions, numbers and states of affairs, it seems, are objects whose non-existence is quite impossible. If so, however, how are they related to God? Suppose God has a nature: a property he has essentially that includes each property essential to him. Does God have a nature? And if he does, is there a conflict between God's sovereignty and his having a nature? How is God related to such abstract objects as properties and propositions? These are the questions I want to explore. - Introduction
Faith and philosophy : philosophical studies in religion and ethics by Alvin Plantinga( Book )

10 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays is issued by his students, friends, and colleagues in honor of W. Harry Jellema, whose retirement this summer at the age of 70 closes a period of exceptional service to Calvin College, the Reformed community, and the cause of Christian philosophy. - Foreword
The analytic theist : an Alvin Plantinga reader by Alvin Plantinga( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God and analogy -- The free will defense -- The ontological argument -- Is naturalism irrational? -- Reason and belief in God -- Justification and theism -- A defense of religious exclusivism -- Necessary being -- Does God have a nature? -- On Ockham’s way out -- Advice to Christian philosophers -- Sheehan’s shenanigans -- Christian philosophy at the end of the century
Essays in the metaphysics of modality by Alvin Plantinga( Book )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume collects the most important articles on the metaphysics of modality by philosopher Alvin Plantinga. The focus is on such fundamental issues in metaphysics as the nature of abstract objects
Knowledge of God by Alvin Plantinga( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is belief in God justified? That's the fundamental question at the heart of this book. Alvin Plantinga and Michael Tooley each tackle the matter with distinctive arguments from opposing perspectives. The book opens with an explanation of the philosophers' viewpoints, followed by a lively debate in which each directly responds to the other's arguments
Science and religion : are they compatible? by D. C Dennett( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enlightening discussion that will motivate students to think critically, Science and Religion: Are They Compatible? opens with Plantinga's assertion that Christianity is compatible with evolutionary theory because Christians believe that God created the living world, and it is entirely possible that God did so by using a process of evolution. Dennett vigorously rejects this argument, provoking a reply from Plantinga, another response from Dennett, and final statements from both sides. As philosophers, the authors possess expert skills in critical analysis; their arguments provide a model of dialogue between those who strongly disagree. Ideal for courses in philosophy of religion, science and religion, and philosophy of science, Science and Religion is also captivating reading for general readers."--Pub. desc
Warrant in contemporary epistemology : essays in honor of Plantinga's theory of knowledge by Alvin Plantinga( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his widely influential two-volume work, Warrant: The Current Debate and Warrant and Proper Function, Alvin Plantinga argued that warrant is that which explains the difference between knowledge and true belief. Plantinga not only developed his own account of warrant but also mapped the terrain of epistemology. Motivated by Plantinga's work, fourteen prominent philosophers have written new essays investigating Plantingian warrant and its contribution to contemporary epistemology. The resulting collection, representing a broad array of views, not only gives readers a critical perspective on Plantinga's landmark work, but also provides in one volume a clear statement of the variety of approaches to the nature of warrant within contemporary epistemology and to the connections between epistemology and metaphysics. Positions covered include internalism and externalism, reliabilism, coherentism and foundationalism, virtue theories, and defensibility theories. Alvin Plantinga responds to the essays in a concluding chapter. Warrant in Contemporary Epistemology will be of interest to all philosophers as well as to upper-level students of epistemology
Knowledge and Christian belief by Alvin Plantinga( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a philosophically serious yet accessible investigation of the rationality of Christian belief. In his widely praised Warranted Christian Belief (Oxford, 2000) Alvin Plantinga discussed in great depth and at great length the question of the rationality, or sensibility, of Christian belief. In this book Plantinga presents the same ideas in a briefer, more accessible fashion. Recognized worldwide as a leading Christian philosopher, Plantinga probes what exactly is meant by the claim that religious and specifically Christian belief is irrational and cannot sensibly be held. He argues that the criticisms of such well-known atheists as Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens are completely wrong. Finally, Plantinga addresses several potential "defeaters" to Christian belief pluralism, science, evil and suffering and shows how they fail to successfully defeat rational Christian belief. - Publisher
Reason, metaphysics, and mind : new essays on the philosophy of Alvin Plantinga( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each of the essays in this volume engages with some particular aspect of philosopher Alvin Plantinga's views on metaphysics epistemology, or philosophy of religion
Knowledge and reality : essays in honor of Alvin Plantinga by Thomas M Crisp( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprises essays presented to Alvin Plantinga, a leading figures in Anglo-American metaphysics, epistemology and philosophy of religion, on the occasion of his 70th birthday. This collection ranges broadly over topics in metaphysics and epistemology, and is useful to metaphysicians, epistemologists, philosophers of religion and theologians
Plantinga's Warranted Christian belief : critical essays with a reply by Alvin Plantinga( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvin Plantinga's 'Warranted Christian Belief' has very quickly become one of the most influential books in philosophy of religion. In this collection of essays, German philosophers, theologians and a mathematician deal critically with several aspects of Plantinga's seminal work. In a long essay, Plantinga answers these critics.--Page [4] of cover
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Where the conflict really lies : science, religion, and naturalism
Alternative Names
Alvin Plantinga Amerikaans filosoof

Alvin Plantinga filosofo, teologo e educatore statunitense

Alvin Plantinga philosophe américain

Alvin Plantinga US-amerikanischer Theologe und Religionsphilosoph

Plantinga, Alvin C.

Plantinga, Alvin C. 1932-

Плантинга, Алвин Карл

ألفين بلانتينغا

الوین پلانتینگا الهی‌دان و فیلسوف آمریکایی

앨빈 플랜팅가

플란팅가, 알빈 1932-

플랜팅가, 앨빈 1932-

플랜팅거, 앨빈 1932-


プランティンガ, A


The nature of necessityGod, freedom, and evilWhere the conflict really lies : science, religion, and naturalismFaith and rationality : reason and belief in GodWarranted Christian beliefWarrant and proper functionWarrant : the current debateDoes God have a nature?