God and Other Minds: A Study of the Rational Justification of Belief in God

Ithaca: Cornell University Press (1967)
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Can belief in God be rationally justified? Reviewing in detail traditional and modern arguments for and against the existence of God, Professor Plantinga concludes that they must all be judged unsuccessful. He then turns to the related philosophical problem of the existence of other minds, and defends the so-called analogical argument against current criticisms. He goes on to show, however, that although this argument affords us the best reasons we have for belief in other minds, it finally succumbs to the same malady that afflicts the teleological argument of God.



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Alvin Plantinga
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