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By Deane-Peter Baker

Few thinkers have had as a lot effect on modern philosophy as has Alvin Plantinga. The paintings of this vital analytic thinker has in lots of respects set the tone for the talk within the fields of modal metaphysics and epistemology and he's arguably crucial thinker of faith of our time. during this quantity, a extraordinary staff of modern day prime philosophers tackle the crucial features of Plantinga's philosophy - his perspectives on ordinary theology; his responses to the matter of evil; his contributions to the sphere of modal metaphysics; the arguable evolutionary argument opposed to naturalism; his version of epistemic warrant and his view of epistemic defeat; and his fresh paintings on mind-body dualism. additionally incorporated is an appendix containing Plantinga's usually noted, yet formerly unpublished, lecture notes entitled 'Two Dozen (or so) Theistic Arguments', with a considerable preface to the appendix written via Plantinga particularly for this quantity.

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But surely the proponent of Rowe’s evidential argument from evil is in an even stronger position here: Given that one continues to accept the premises of that argument, one will be positively irrational if one does not go on to accept its conclusion. Perhaps, then, Plantinga might say that the cases differ because theists can reasonably reject one or both of 16:35 P1: JyD 0521855314c01 CUNY806B/Baker 34 0 521 85531 0 April 17, 2007 Graham Oppy the premises in Rowe’s argument, whereas naturalists cannot reasonably reject the premises in the argument from the nature of warrant and proper function.

P n God exists’, then why shouldn’t we suppose that that constitutes a success for the arguments of traditional natural theology? “THE PROSPECTS FOR NATURAL THEOLOGY” (1991) In “The Prospects for Natural Theology,”31 Plantinga considers the uses or functions that natural theology might have. Taking it that natural theology is “the attempt to provide proofs or arguments for the existence of God,”32 he approves of some potential uses of natural theology and disapproves of others. ”35 If we suppose that the aim of natural theology is to provide justification for theistic beliefs – that is, to show that the belief that God exists is not “somehow intellectually second-rate, intellectually improper, unjustified, out of order .

P n } is a maximal consistent set of such propositions. If someone is rationally justified in believing that God exists on the basis of { p 1 , . . , p n }, then won’t it be the case that ‘ p 1 , . . , p n God exists’ is a proof for that person of the claim that God exists? If other reasonable people 16:35 P1: JyD 0521855314c01 CUNY806B/Baker 0 521 85531 0 28 April 17, 2007 Graham Oppy can be reasonably brought to the belief that God exists by presenting them with the argument ‘ p 1 , . .

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