Alvin Plantinga (Google eBook)

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Deane-Peter Baker
Cambridge University Press, Jun 18, 2007 - Philosophy
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Few thinkers have had as much impact on contemporary philosophy as has Alvin Plantinga. The work of this quintessential analytic philosopher has in many respects set the tone for the debate in the fields of modal metaphysics and epistemology and he is arguably the most important philosopher of religion of our time. In this volume, a distinguished team of today's leading philosophers address the central aspects of Plantinga's philosophy - his views on natural theology; his responses to the problem of evil; his contributions to the field of modal metaphysics; the controversial evolutionary argument against naturalism; his model of epistemic warrant and his view of epistemic defeat; and his recent work on mind-body dualism. Also included is an appendix containing Plantinga's often referred to, but previously unpublished, lecture notes entitled 'Two Dozen (or so) Theistic Arguments', with a substantial preface to the appendix written by Plantinga specifically for this volume.
  

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Contents

In this chapter I provide a chronological survey of Plantingas
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GOD FREEDOM AND EVIL 1974 AND THE NATURE
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can be reasonably brought to the belief that God exists
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JOHN DIVERS
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is worth mentioning since it makes the metaphysical picture in
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distinction between R on the one hand and S and
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JAMES BEILBY
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convinced however that the charge is valid While he argues
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consequently an atheological argument could function as a defeater for
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AN EVALUATION OF PLANTINGAS METHODOLOGY
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high degree of confidence that a given proposition is true
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on propositional evidence and arguments and thereby fail to be
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necessary condition for the creation of faith via the internal
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in a view V would preclude Vs enrichment by an
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incoherent to think that one is still cognitively reliable This
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to be rationally required that surely entitles us to draw
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Approaches
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a negative fashion we will have to say that D
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In any case the right approach is propositional whether or
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responses that can be made in such circumstances again one
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Letusassume thatPlantingas accounts of warrantandwarranted
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as well Should the veracity of her internal markers increase
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Notes
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About the author (2007)

Deane-Peter Baker is a Lecturer in the School of Philosophy and Ethics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. He has published articles on epistemology and philosophy of religion in the International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, The Heythrop Journal, and Theoria; and he is co-editor of the South African Journal of Philosophy.

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