Alvin Plantinga

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H. Tomberlin, P. van Inwagen
Springer Netherlands, Sep 30, 1985 - Philosophy - 436 pages
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.

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Contributors for this volume include Professor Michael Jubien (University of California, Davis), professor David Braun (University of Rochester, NY), Professor Michael Devitt (University of Maryland), Professor William G. Lycan (University of North Carolina), Professor Penelope Maddy (University of California, Irvine), Professor Nathan Salmon (University of California, Santa Barbara), Professor Theodore Sider (Syracuse University), Professor Robert Stalnaker (Massachusetts Institute of Techonology), Professor James van Cleve (Brown University), Professor Edward N. Zalta (Standford University).

Peter van Inwagen is the John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. His most recent publications include Ontology, Identity, and Modality (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and The Problem of Evil (2006).

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