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  1. Peter van Inwagen (unknown). Free Will Remains a Mystery: The Eighth Philosophical Perspectives Lecture. Philosophical Explorations.
  2. Peter van Inwagen, On Free Will.
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  3. Peter van Inwagen, Was George Orwell a Metaphysical Realist?
    The core of George Orwell’s novel 1984 is a debate—if the verbal and intellectual component of an extended episode of brainwashing can properly be said to constitute a debate—, the debate between Winston Smith and O’Brien in the cells of the Ministry of Love. It is natural to read this debate as a debate between a realist (as regards the nature of truth) and an anti-realist. I offer a few representative passages from the book that demonstrate, I believe, that if (...)
     
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  4. Peter Van Inwagen (forthcoming). La conferenza di Quine del 1946 sul nominalismo. Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia.
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  5. Peter van Inwagen (forthcoming). The New Anti-Metaphysicians. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association.
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  6. Peter van Inwagen (2013). Artefakte. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 61 (2):233-249.
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  7. Peter van Inwagen (2013). A Modal Argument for Lncompatibilism. In Paul Russell & Oisin Deery (eds.), The Philosophy of Free Will: Essential Readings From the Contemporary Debates. Oup Usa.
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  8. Peter van Inwagen (2013). C. S. Lewis's Argument Against Naturalism. Res Philosophica 90 (1):113-124.
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  9. Peter van Inwagen (2012). Co wie o przyszłości istota wszechwiedząca? Roczniki Filozoficzne 60 (2):125-140.
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  10. Peter van Inwagen (2011). Relational Vs. Constituent Ontologies. Philosophical Perspectives 25 (1):389-405.
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  11. Peter van Inwagen (2010). A Kind of Darwinism. In Science and Religion in Dialogue. Wiley-Blackwell. 811--824.
    This chapter contains sections titled: * Introduction * 1 The Word “Evolution” Is Ambiguous * 2 Certain Aspects of the Theory of Evolution Are Problematic * Notes * Bibliography.
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  12. Peter van Inwagen (2010). Darwinism and Design. In Science and Religion in Dialogue. Wiley-Blackwell. 825--834.
    This chapter contains sections titled: * Note * Bibliography.
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  13. Peter van Inwagen (2010). Science and Religion in Dialogue. Wiley-Blackwell.
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  14. Peter van Inwagen (2010). Science and Scripture. In Science and Religion in Dialogue. Wiley-Blackwell. 835--846.
    This chapter contains sections titled: * Notes * Bibliography.
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  15. Peter van Inwagen (2010). We're Right. They're Wrong. In Richard Feldman & Ted A. Warfield (eds.), Disagreement. Oup Oxford.
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  16. Peter van Inwagen (2009). Being, Existence, and Ontological Commitment. In David John Chalmers, David Manley & Ryan Wasserman (eds.), Metametaphysics: New Essays on the Foundations of Ontology. Oxford University Press.
     
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  17. Peter Van Inwagen (2009). Changing the Past. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 5:3-40.
     
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  18. Peter van Inwagen (2009). Explaining Belief in the Supernatural: Some Thoughts on Paul Bloom's 'Religious Belief as an Evolutionary Accident'. In Michael J. Murray & Jeffrey Schloss (eds.), The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion. Oxford University Press. 128-138.
    Accession Number: ATLA0001788481; Hosting Book Page Citation: p 128-138.; Language(s): English; Issued by ATLA: 20130825; Publication Type: Essay; Related Essays: By: Van Inwagen, Peter Explaining belief in the supernatural Believing primate, p 128-138. Oxford ; New York : Oxford Univ Pr, 2009 ATLA0001788481.
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  19. Peter Van Inwagen (2009). God and Other Uncreated Things. In Kevin Timpe & Eleonore Stump (eds.), Metaphysics and God: Essays in Honor of Eleonore Stump. Routledge.
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  20. Peter Van Inwagen (2009). Indeterminacy and Vagueness: Logic and Metaphysics. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 1 (2):1 - 19.
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  21. Peter van Inwagen (2009). Listening to Clifford's Ghost. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 84 (65):15-.
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  22. Peter van Inwagen (2009). Naturalistic Explanations of Religion Are as Old as Xenophanes (570–480bc). The Most Famous Are Probably Those of Feuerbach, Marx, and Freud. I Must Confess That I Don't Find These Three Famous Explanations of Religion Very Interesting. 1 Large Parts of Them Are Unintelligible (This is Particularly True of Feuerbach's Writings on Religion) and the Parts That Are Intelligible Are Vague and Untestable (Feuerbach and Freud), or Else They Demand Allegiance to Some Very Comprehensive Theory That has Been Tried and Found Wanting on Grounds Unrelated to Religion (Marx's Theory of the Dialectics of History and Freud's Psychology). [REVIEW] In Jeffrey Schloss & Michael J. Murray (eds.), The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion. Oxford University Press.
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  23. Peter van Inwagen (2009). Pt. 1. Preacipue de Deo. God and Other Uncreated Things. In Kevin Timpe & Eleonore Stump (eds.), Metaphysics and God: Essays in Honor of Eleonore Stump. Routledge.
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  24. Peter van Inwagen (2009). Some Remarks on the Modal Ontological Argument. Philo 12 (2):217-227.
    This paper examines the so-called modal ontological argument. It pays special attention to the role that the symmetry and transitivity of the accessibility relation play in the argument, and examines various approaches to a defense of the “possibility premise,” the premise of the argument that states that the existence of a perfect being is metaphysically possible. It contains an analysis of Gödel’s attempt to show that this premise is true, and of a recent formulation by David Johnson of Gödel’s argument.
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  25. Peter Van Inwagen (2009). The Hiddenness of God. In Kevin Timpe (ed.), Arguing About Religion. Routledge.
     
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  26. Peter Van Inwagen (2009). The Quine Conference in 1946 on Nominalism. Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 64 (1):17 - +.
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  27. Peter van Inwagen (2009). Zawsze, wszędzie i bez względu na osobę niesłusznie jest żywić przekonania oparte na niedostatecznym świadectwie. Roczniki Filozoficzne 57 (2):173-192.
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  28. Peter van Inwagen (2008). How to Think About the Problem of Free Will. Journal of Ethics 12 (3/4):327 - 341.
    In this essay I present what is, I contend, the free-will problem properly thought through, or at least presented in a form in which it is possible to think about it without being constantly led astray by bad terminology and confused ideas. Bad terminology and confused ideas are not uncommon in current discussions of the problem. The worst such pieces of terminology are "libertarian free will" and "compatibilist free will." The essay consists partly of a defense of the thesis that (...)
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  29. Peter van Inwagen, Metaphysics. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    In this classic, exciting, and thoughtful text, Metaphysics , Peter van Inwagen examines three profound questions: What are the most general features of the world? Why is there a world? and What is the place of human beings in the world? Metaphysics introduces to readers the curious notion that is metaphysics, how it is conceived both historically and currently. The author's work can serve either as a textbook in a university course on metaphysics or as an introduction to metaphysical thinking (...)
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  30. Peter van Inwagen (2008). McGinn on Existence. Philosophical Quarterly 58 (230):36–58.
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  31. Peter van Inwagen (2008). 6. Quine's 1946 Lecture on Nominalism. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: Volume 4 4:125.
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  32. Peter van Inwagen (2008). ``What Does an Omniscient Being Know About the Future?&Quot. In Jonathan L. Kvanvig (ed.), Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 216-230.
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  33. Peter van Inwagen (2008). The Consequence Argument. In Peter Van Inwagen & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.), Metaphysics: The Big Questions. Blackwell Pub..
  34. Peter Van Inwagen & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.) (2008). Metaphysics: The Big Questions. Blackwell Pub..
    This extensively revised and expanded edition of van Inwagen and Zimmerman’s popular collection of readings in metaphysics now features twenty-two additional selections, new sections on existence and reality, and an updated editorial commentary. Collects classic and contemporary readings in metaphysics Answers some of the most puzzling questions about our world and our place in it Covers an unparalleled range of topics Now includes a new section on existence and reality, expanded discussions on many classic issues, and an updated editorial commentary.
     
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  35. Peter Van Inwagen (2007). A Materialist Ontology of the Human Person. In Peter van Inwagen and Dean Zimmerman (ed.), Persons: Human and Divine. Oxford University Press.
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  36. Peter van Inwagen (2007). Impotence and Collateral Damage. Philosophical Topics 35 (1/2):67-82.
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  37. Peter van Inwagen (2007). Plantinga's Replacement Argument. In Deane-Peter Baker (ed.), Alvin Plantinga. Cambridge University Press.
    Alvin Plantinga has recently turned his attention to materialism. More precisely, he has turned his attention to the thesis that philosophers of mind call materialism.[i] This thesis can be variously formulated. In this essay, I will take “materialism” to be the conjunction of the following two theses.
     
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  38. Peter Van Inwagen & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.) (2007). Persons: Human and Divine. Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press ;.
    The nature of persons is a perennial topic of debate in philosophy, currently enjoying something of a revival. In this volume for the first time metaphysical debates about the nature of human persons are brought together with related debates in philosophy of religion and theology. Fifteen specially written essays explore idealist, dualist, and materialist views of persons, discuss specifically Christian conceptions of the value of embodiment, and address four central topics in philosophical theology: incarnation, resurrection, original sin, and the trinity.
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  39. Peter van Inwagen (2006). Can Mereological Sums Change Their Parts? Journal of Philosophy 103 (12):614-630.
    Many philosophers think not. Many philosophers, in fact, seem to suppose that anyone who raises the question whether mereological sums can change their parts displays thereby a failure to grasp an essential feature of the concept “mereological sum.” It is hard to point to an indisputable example of this in print,[i] but it is a thesis I hear put forward very frequently in conversation (sometimes it is put forward in the form of an incredulous stare after I have said something (...)
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  40. Peter van Inwagen (2006). Names for Relations. Philosophical Perspectives 20 (1):453–477.
    A proper presentation of this theory [sc. of properties] would treat properties as a special kind of relation. And it would treat propositions as a special kind of relation: it would treat properties as monadic relations and propositions as 0-adic relations. But I will not attempt to discuss relations within the confines of this paper.[ii].
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  41. Peter Van Inwagen (2006). The Problem of Evil: The Gifford Lectures Delivered in the University of St. Oxford University Press.
    The vast amount of suffering in the world is often held as a particularly powerful reason to deny that God exists. Now, one of the world's most distinguished philosophers of religion presents his own position on the problem of evil. Highly accessible and sensitively argued, Peter van Inwagen's book argues that such reasoning does not hold: his conclusion is not that God exists, but that suffering cannot be shown to prove that He does not.
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  42. Peter Van Inwagen (2006). The Problem of Evil: The Gifford Lectures Delivered in the University of St. Andrews in 2003. Oxford University Press.
    The vast amount of suffering in the world is often held as a particularly powerful reason to deny that God exists. Now, one of the world's most distinguished philosophers of religion presents his own position on the problem of evil. Highly accessible and sensitively argued, Peter van Inwagen's book argues that such reasoning does not hold: his conclusion is not that God exists, but that suffering cannot be shown to prove that He does not.
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  43. Peter van Inwagen (2005). Is God an Unnecessary Hypothesis? In Andrew Dole & Andrew Chignell (eds.), God and the Ethics of Belief: New Essays in Philosophy of Religion. Cambridge University Press.
     
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  44. Peter van Inwagen (2004). A Theory of Properties. In Dean W. Zimmerman (ed.), Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Volume 1. Clarendon Press. 107-138.
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  45. Peter van Inwagen (ed.) (2004). Christian Faith and the Problem of Evil. Eerdmans.
    Gathers some of the most meaningful recent reflections on the problem of evil.
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  46. Peter van Inwagen (2004). Freedom and Determinism. Cambridge MA: Bradford Book/MIT Press.
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  47. Peter van Inwagen (2004). Freedom to Break the Laws. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 28 (1):334–350.
  48. Peter Van Inwagen (2004). Human Destiny. In William Mann (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Religion. Blackwell Pub..
     
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  49. Peter van Inwagen (2004). 1. It Would Be Better Not to Believe in Abstract Objects If We Could Get Away with It. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 1:107.
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  50. Peter van Inwagen (2004). Księga Rodzaju a ewolucja. Roczniki Filozoficzne 52 (1):363-398.
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