University Press in the forthcoming book Two Dozen (or so) Arguments for God: The Plantinga Project, edited by Jerry L. Walls and Trent Dougherty, due for publication in 2017.
If Knowledge Then God James Anderson 2 necessity and historical success of natural theology. Both have argued that there is a profound connection between what and how we know and what there is, such that one cannot do good epistemology without delving deeply into ontology.
In his 1986 lecture, “Two Dozen (or so) Theistic Arguments,” Alvin Plantinga sketched out an entire A to Z of arguments for God, most of which had never been previously explored. Plantinga’s suggestions have since been expanded into a book-length treatment by other philosophers.Also included is an appendix containing Plantinga's often referred to, but previously unpublished, lecture notes entitled 'Two Dozen (or so) Theistic Arguments', with a substantial preface to the appendix written by Plantinga specifically for this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.God? A Debate Between A Christian and An Atheist William Lane Craig Walter Sinnott-Armstrong OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS.. morality also bear on the arguments for and against the existence of. Other discussions of God’s existence become so tech-nical that only experts can follow them. Neither of these extremes ix.
Theistic Arguments Pascal: all else being equal, rational to believe that God exists. In fact, all else are not equal! Craig: Five arguments for the existence of God. Plantinga: Two dozen or so arguments. February 2005 10 Arguments Statements leading to a conclusion. Deductive and inductive arguments. What makes a good argument? Validity Soundness.Read More
Existence is a second-order predicate. First-order existence claims are meaningless. So ontological arguments—whose conclusions are first-order existence claims—are doomed. 1941: Hartshorne, Man’s Vision of God. Defence of modal ontological arguments, allegedly derived from Proslogion 3. 1970: Lewis, “Anselm and Actuality”.Read More
TWO DOZEN (OR SO) THEISTIC ARGUMENTS Lecture Notes by Alvin Plantinga I've been arguing that theistic belief does not (in general) need argument either for deontological justification, or for positive epistemic status, (or for Foley rationality or Alstonian justification)); belief in God is properly basic. But doesn't follow, of course.Read More
The theory that there is a God who made the world accounts for the evidence we see better than the theory that there is no God. Those who argue against the existence of God go right on using induction, language, and their cognitive faculties, all of which make far more sense in a universe in which a God has created and supports them all by his power.Read More
In Two Dozen (or so) Arguments for God, each of Plantinga's original suggestions, many of which he only briefly sketched, is developed in detail by a wide variety of accomplished scholars. The authors look to metaphysics, epistemology, semantics, ethics, aesthetics, and beyond, finding evidence for God in almost every dimension of reality.Read More
In The Miracle of Theism, atheist J. L. Mackie argues that even this concession of Plantinga’s overstates the value of his ontological argument.For it is not at all clear, Mackie says, that a rational person can treat the question of whether to accept either Plantinga’s argument or its “no-maximality” rival as a toss-up, as if we would be within our epistemic rights to choose whichever.Read More
Terrific and thorough response to EAAN. It's one of those arguments that for my own reasons I never found all that compelling. I'm not sure that I agree that all of the premises are true, at least not as Plantinga articulates the argument, but I like the illustration that the argument is basically invalid, and I like the rough sketch of the argument, since it does help get right into the problem.Read More
Warranted Christian Belief by Alvin Plantinga. This document has been generated from XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language) source with RenderX XEP Formatter, version 3.7.3 Client Academic.Read More
The Proslogion contains the so-called “ontological argument” for the existence of God. The Monologion, in its first two dozen chapters, presents a natural theology by way of unpacking what is involved in the notion of a supreme nature. Aquinas, SummaTtheologiae, trans. Fathers of the English Dominican Province. New York: Benziger Bros, 1948.Read More
In Two Dozen (or so) Arguments for God, each of Pla In it, he proposed a number of novel and creative arguments for the existence of God which have yet to receive the attention they deserve. In Two Dozen (or so) Arguments for God, each of Plantinga's original suggestions, many of which he only briefly sketched, is developed in detail by a wide variety of accomplished scholars.Read More