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Van Inwagen, Peter

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Works: 47 works in 288 publications in 6 languages and 10,997 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Commentator
Classifications: BD111, 110
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Most widely held works about Peter Van Inwagen
 
Most widely held works by Peter Van Inwagen
Metaphysics by Peter Van Inwagen( Book )

78 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accepting the traditional definition of metaphysics as the study of ultimate reality, Peter van Inwagen builds this strikingly original textbook around three crucial questions: What are the most general features of the world? Why does the world exist? And what is the nature and place of rational beings in the world?In the informal but precise style for which he is known, van Inwagen surveys the classical answers to these questions while teaching his readers through example how to think about them more clearly and deeply on their own. By the end of the book, he has introduced most of the perennial topics of metaphysics, including appearance and reality, identity and individuation, objectivity, necessary existence, mind and body, teleology, and freedom of the will. Engaging and provocative, but always fair and reasonable, Metaphysics provides both a lucid guide to the study of First Questions and a paradigm of philosophical exposition. It will immediately take its place at the forefront of leading contemporary texts on metaphysics
An essay on free will by Peter Van Inwagen( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Material beings by Peter Van Inwagen( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

03 According to Peter van Inwagen, visible inanimate objects do not, strictly speaking, exist. In defending this controversial thesis, he offers fresh insights on such topics as personal identity, commonsense belief, existence over time, the phenomenon of vagueness, and the relation between metaphysics and ordinary language
The problem of evil : the Gifford lectures delivered in the University of St. Andrews in 2003 by Peter Van Inwagen( Book )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vast amount of suffering in the world is often held as a particularly powerful reason to deny that God exists. Presenting his own distinctive treatment of the problem of evil, the author, a philosopher of religion, maintains that such reasoning does not hold, and that suffering should not undermine belief in God
Alvin Plantinga by James E Tomberlin( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and Italian and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this series is to inform both professional philosophers and a larger readership (of social and natural scientists, methodologists, mathematicians, students, teachers, publishers, etc.) about what is going on, who's who, and who does what in contemporary philosophy and logic. PROFILES is designed to present the research activity and the results of already outstanding personalities and schools and of newly emerging ones in the various fields of philosophy and logic. There are many Festschrift volumes dedicated to various philosophers. There is the celebrated Library of Living Philosophers edited by P.A. Schilpp whose format influenced the present enterprise. Still they can only cover very little of the contemporary philosophical scene. Faced with a tremendous expansion of philosophical information and with an almost frightening division of labor and increasing specialization we need systematic and regular ways of keeping track of what happens in the profession. PROFILES is intended to perform such a function. Each volume is devoted to one or several philosophers whose views and results are presented and discussed. The profiled philosopher(s) will summarize and review his (their) own work in the main fields of significant contribution. This work will be discussed and evaluated by invited contributors. Relevant historical and/or biographical data, an up-to-date bibliography with short abstracts of the most important works and, whenever possible, references to significant reviews and discussions will also be included
Christian faith and the problem of evil( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persons : human and divine by Peter Van Inwagen( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of persons is a perennial topic of debate in philosophy. This volume brings together metaphysical debates about the nature of human persons with related debates in philosophy of religion and theology. It explores idealist, dualist, and materialist views of persons
Ontology, identity, and modality : essays in metaphysics by Peter Van Inwagen( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book gathers together thirteen of Peter van Inwagen's essays on metaphysics, several of which have acquired the status of modern classics in their field. They range widely across such topics as Quine's philosophy of quantification, the ontology of fiction, the part-whole relations, the theory of "temporal parts," and human knowledge of modal truths. In addition, van Inwagen considers the question as to whether the psychological continuity theory of personal identity is compatible with materialism, and defends the thesis that possible states of affairs are abstract objects, in opposition to David Lewis's "extreme model realism." A specially written introduction completes the collection, which will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in metaphysics."--Jacket
God, knowledge & mystery : essays in philosophical theology by Peter Van Inwagen( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time and cause : essays presented to Richard Taylor by Peter Van Inwagen( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Taylor was born in Charlotte, Michigan on 5 November 1919. He received his A.B. from the University of illinois in 1941, his M.A. from Oberlin College in 1947, and his Ph. D. from Brown University in 1951. He has been William H.P. Faunce Professor of Philosophy at Brown University, Professor of Philosophy (Graduate Faculties) at Columbia University, and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Rochester. He is the author of about fifty articles and of five philosophical books. This volume consists of essays presented to Richard Taylor on the occa sion of his sixtieth birthday. Some of the contributors have been Taylor'S students; some have been his colleagues; and all have been, and continue to be, his admirers. I have made several attempts to articulate what it is I (I would not presume to speak for anyone else) admire about Richard Taylor: (1) There is a particular 'flavor' to Taylor's philosophical writing and con versation that is wholly delightful. Like any other flavor, it can be tasted and enjoyed and remembered but never adequately described. (If there should be someone who has picked up this book who does not know what I mean, I recommend that he read the chapter on 'God' in Taylor's Metaphysics.) (2) Taylor is a masterful dialectician
Existence : essays in ontology by Peter Van Inwagen( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of the nature of being was central to ancient and medieval philosophy, and continues to be relevant today. In this collection of thirteen recent essays, Peter van Inwagen applies the techniques of analytical philosophy to a wide variety of problems in ontology and meta-ontology. Topics discussed include the nature of being, the meaning of the existential quantifier, ontological commitment, recent attacks on metaphysics and ontology, the concept of ontological structure, fictional entities, mereological sums, and the ontology of mental states. Van Inwagen adopts a generally 'Quinean' position in meta-ontology, yet reaches ontological conclusions very different from Quine's. The volume includes two previously unpublished essays, one of which is an introductory essay where van Inwagen explains his conception of the relation between the language of 'the ordinary business of life' and that of 'the ontology room'. The volume will be an important collection for students and scholars of metaphysic
The possibility of resurrection and other essays in Christian apologetics by Peter Van Inwagen( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of classic writings represents van Inwagen's attempts to answer the philosophical objections to Christianity that he encountered in these intellectually hostile environments. They include reflections on the charge that religious belief is belief that is unsupported by evidence, on arguments that purport to show that the doctrine of resurrection is metaphysically impossible, on the problem of evil, and on Hume's famous argument against belief in miracles
Being, freedom, and method : themes from the philosophy of Peter Van Inwagen by John A Keller( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Keller presents a set of new essays on ontology, time, freedom, God, and philosophical method. Our understanding of these subjects has been greatly advanced, since the 1970s, by the work of Peter van Inwagen. The contributions, from some of the most prominent living philosophers, engage with van Inwagen's work and offer new insights in metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of philosophy. Van Inwagen himself gives selective responses. In metaphysics, the volume will particularly interest philosophers working on free will, relational vs constituent ontologies, and time travel; in philosophy of religion, notable topics include the ontological argument, the compatibility of theism and evolution, the problem of evil, and the doctrine of atonements. And there are three papers on the hot topic of philosophical success, with responses from van Inwagen
Thinking about free will by Peter Van Inwagen( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter van Inwagen, author of the classic book 'An Essay on Free Will' (1983), has established himself over the last forty years as a leading figure in the philosophical debate about the problem of free will. This volume presents eleven influential essays from throughout his career, as well as two new and previously unpublished essays, 'The Problem of Fr** W*ll' and 'Ability'. The essays include discussions of determinism, moral responsibility, "Frankfurt counterexamples", the meaning of "the ability to do otherwise", and the very definition of free will, as well as critiques of writings on the topic by Daniel Dennett and David Lewis. An introduction by the author discusses the history of his thinking about free will. The volume will be a valuable resource for those looking to engage with van Inwagen's significant contributions to this perennially important topic
Xing er shang xue by Fan yin wa gen( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Material beings by Peter Van Inwagen( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on free will by Peter Van Inwagen( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metafisica by Peter Van Inwagen( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Existence : essays in ontology by Peter Van Inwagen( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of the nature of being was central to ancient and medieval philosophy, and continues to be relevant today. In this collection of thirteen recent essays, Peter van Inwagen applies the techniques of analytical philosophy to a wide variety of problems in ontology and meta-ontology. Topics discussed include the nature of being, the meaning of the existential quantifier, ontological commitment, recent attacks on metaphysics and ontology, the concept of ontological structure, fictional entities, mereological sums, and the ontology of mental states. Van Inwagen adopts a generally 'Quinean' position in meta-ontology, yet reaches ontological conclusions very different from Quine's. The volume includes two previously unpublished essays, one of which is an introductory essay where van Inwagen explains his conception of the relation between the language of 'the ordinary business of life' and that of 'the ontology room'. The volume will be an important collection for students and scholars of metaphysics
"The possibility of resurrection" and other essays in Christian apologetics by Peter Van Inwagen( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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An essay on free willMaterial beingsThe problem of evil : the Gifford lectures delivered in the University of St. Andrews in 2003Alvin PlantingaChristian faith and the problem of evilPersons : human and divineOntology, identity, and modality : essays in metaphysicsGod, knowledge & mystery : essays in philosophical theology