The Nature of Necessity
By (author) Alvin Plantinga
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Nature of Necessity by Alvin Plantinga
Book DescriptionThis is a reissue of a book which is an exploration and defence of the notion of modality 'de re', the idea that objects have both essential and accidental properties. It is one of the first full-length studies of the modalities to emerge from the debate to which Saul Kripke, David Lewis, Ruth Marcus and others have contributed. The argument is developed by means of the notion of possible worlds, and ranges over key problems including the nature of essence, trans-world identity, negative existential propositions, and the existence of unactual objects in other possible worlds. In the final chapters Professor Plantinga applies his logical theories to the clarification of two problems in the philosophy of religion - the Problem of Evil and the Ontological Argument.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198244141
(217mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1978
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alvin Plantinga
Where the Conflict Really Lies, Hardback (June 2012)
In this long-awaited book, pre-eminent analytical philosopher Alvin Plantinga argues that the conflict between science and theistic religion is actually superficial, and that at a deeper level they are in concord.
Science and Religion, Paperback (December 2010)
An enlightening discussion that will motivate students to think critically, the book 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.
Knowledge of God, Hardback (April 2008)» View all books by Alvin Plantinga
Is belief in God epistemically justified? That's the question at the heart of this volume in the Great Debates in Philosophy series, with Alvin Plantinga and Michael Tooley each addressing this fundamental question with distinctive arguments from opposing perspectives.
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