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  1. The Nature of Necessity.Alvin Plantinga - 1974 - Clarendon Press.
    This book, 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 are contributing, is an exploration and defense of the notion of modality de re, the idea that objects have both essential and accidental properties. Plantinga develops his argument by means of the notion of possible worlds and ranges over such key problems as the nature of essence, transworld identity, negative existential propositions, and the existence (...)
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  2. Warrant and Proper Function.Alvin Plantinga - 1993 - Oxford University Press.
    In this companion volume to Warrant: The Current Debate, Plantinga develops an original approach to the question of epistemic warrant; that is what turns true belief into knowledge. He argues that what is crucial to warrant is the proper functioning of one's cognitive faculties in the right kind of cognitive environment.
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  3. Warranted Christian Belief.Alvin Plantinga - 2000 - Oxford University Press USA.
    This is the third volume in Alvin Plantinga's trilogy on the notion of warrant, which he defines as that which distinguishes knowledge from true belief. In this volume, Plantinga examines warrant's role in theistic belief, tackling the questions of whether it is rational, reasonable, justifiable, and warranted to accept Christian belief and whether there is something epistemically unacceptable in doing so. He contends that Christian beliefs are warranted to the extent that they are formed by properly functioning cognitive faculties, thus, (...)
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  4. Warrant: The Current Debate.Warrant and Proper Function.Alvin Plantinga - 1993 - Oxford University Press USA.
    Plantinga examines the nature of epistemic warrant; whatever it is that when added to true belief yields knowledge. This volume surveys current contributions to the debate and paves the way for his owm positive proposal in Warrant and Proper Function.
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  5. Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, & Naturalism.Alvin Plantinga - 2011 - Oxford University Press.
    A long-awaited major statement by pre-eminent analytic philosopher Alvin Plantinga, Where the Conflict Really Lies illuminates one of our society's biggest debates---the conflict between science and religion.Plantinga examines where this conflict is said to exist---looking at areas such as evolution, divine action in the world, and the scientific study of religion---and he considers claims by Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, and Philip Kitcher that evolution and theistic belief cannot co-exist. He makes a case that their arguments are not only inconclusive, but (...)
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  6. God, Freedom, and Evil.Alvin Plantinga - 1978 - Eerdmans.
    This book discusses and exemplifies the philosophy of religion, or philosophical reflection on central themes of religion.
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  7. Actualism and Possible Worlds.Alvin Plantinga - 1976 - Theoria 42 (1-3):139-160.
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    Warranted Christian Belief.Alvin Plantinga - 2000 - Philosophia Christi 3 (2):327-328.
  9. On Existentialism.Alvin Plantinga - 1983 - Philosophical Studies 44 (1):1 - 20.
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    Does God Have a Nature.Alvin Plantinga - 1980 - Marquette University Press.
  11. Faith and Rationality: Reason and Belief in God.Alvin Plantinga & Nicholas Wolterstorff (eds.) - 1983 - University of Notre Dame Press.
  12. God and Other Minds.Alvin Plantinga - 1967 - Cornell University Press.
  13. Reason and Belief in God.Alvin Plantinga - 1983 - In Alvin Plantinga & Nicholas Wolterstorff (eds.), Faith and Rationality: Reason and Belief in God. University of Notre Dame Press. pp. 16-93.
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  14. God, Freedom, and Evil.Alvin Plantinga - 1978 - Religious Studies 14 (3):407-409.
     
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  15. On Ockham’s Way Out.Alvin Plantinga - 1986 - Faith and Philosophy 3 (3):235-269.
    In Part I, I present two traditional arguments for the incompatibility of divine foreknowledge with human freedom; the first of these is clearly fallacious; but the second, the argument from the necessity of the past, is much stronger. In the second section I explain and partly endorse Ockham’s response to the second argument: that only propositions strictly about the past are accidentally necessary, and past propositions about God’s knowledge of the future are not strictly about the past. In the third (...)
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  16. Is Belief in God Properly Basic?Alvin Plantinga - 1981 - Noûs 15 (1):41-51.
  17. Against Materialism.Alvin Plantinga - 2006 - Faith and Philosophy 23 (1):3-32.
  18. Advice to Christian Philosophers.Alvin Plantinga - 1984 - Faith and Philosophy 1 (3):253-271.
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  19. Science and Religion: Are They Compatible?Daniel C. Dennett & Alvin Plantinga - 2010 - Oup Usa.
    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.
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  20. Resurrecting Old-Fashioned Foundationalism.Richard Fumerton, John L. Pollock, Alvin Plantinga & Laurence BonJour - 2000 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The contributions in this volume make an important effort to resurrect a rather old fashioned form of foundationalism. They defend the position that there are some beliefs that are justified, and are not themselves justified by any further beliefs. This epistemic foundationalism has been the subject of rigorous attack by a wide range of theorists in recent years, leading to the impression that foundationalism is a thing of the past. DePaul argues that it is precisely the volume and virulence of (...)
     
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  21. Materialism and Christian Belief.Alvin Plantinga - 2007 - In Peter van Inwagen and Dean Zimmerman (ed.), Persons: Human and Divine. Oxford University Press. pp. 99--141.
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  22. Essays in the Metaphysics of Modality.Alvin Plantinga & Matthew Davidson - 2003 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Perhaps no one has done more in the last 30 years to advance thinking in the metaphysics of modality than has Alvin Plantinga. Collected here are some of his most important essays on this influential subject. Dating back from the late 1960's to the present, they chronicle the development of Plantinga's thoughts about some of the most fundamental issues in metaphysics: what is the nature of abstract objects like possible worlds, properties, propositions, and such phenomena? Are there possible but non-actual (...)
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  23. ``Pluralism: A Defense of Religious Exclusivism".Alvin Plantinga - 1995 - In Kevin Meeker & Philip Quinn (eds.), The Philosophical Challenge of Religious Diversity. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 172-192.
     
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    Faith and Rationality.James E. Tomberlin, Alvin Plantinga & Nicholas Wolterstorff - 1986 - Noûs 20 (3):401.
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  25. The Boethian Compromise.Alvin Plantinga - 1978 - American Philosophical Quarterly 15 (2):129 - 138.
  26. When Faith and Reason Clash: Evolution and the Bible.Alvin Plantinga - 1991 - Christian Scholar's Review 21 (1):8-32.
    My question is simple: how shall we Christians deal with apparent conflicts between faith and reason, between what we know as Christians and what we know in other ways, between teaching of the Bible and the teachings of science? As a special case, how shall we deal with apparent conflicts between what the Bible initially seems to tell us about the origin and development of life, and what contemporary science seems to tell us about it? Taken at face value, the (...)
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  27. How to Be an Anti-Realist.Alvin Plantinga - 1982 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 56 (1):47 - 70.
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  28. 7 Proper Functionalism.Kenneth Boyce & Alvin Plantinga - 2012 - In Andrew Cullison (ed.), The Continuum Companion to Epistemology. Continuum. pp. 124.
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  29. Content and Natural Selection.Alvin Plantinga - 2011 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 83 (2):435-458.
  30. Positive Epistemic Status and Proper Function.Alvin Plantinga - 1988 - Philosophical Perspectives 2:1-50.
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  31. Two Concepts of Modality: Modal Realism and Modal Reductionism.Alvin Plantinga - 1987 - Philosophical Perspectives 1:189-231.
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  32. Naturalism, Theism, Obligation and Supervenience.Alvin Plantinga - 2010 - Faith and Philosophy 27 (3):247-272.
    Take naturalism to be the idea that there is no such person as God or anything like God. Many philosophers hold that naturalism can accommodate serious moral realism. Many philosophers (and many of the same philosophers) also believe that moral properties supervene on non-moral properties, and even on naturalistic properties (where a naturalistic property is one such that its exemplification is compatible with naturalism). I agree that they do thus supervene, and argue that this makes trouble for anyone hoping to (...)
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  33. The Probabilistic Argument From Evil.Alvin Plantinga - 1979 - Philosophical Studies 35 (1):1 - 53.
    First I state and develop a probabilistic argument for the conclusion that theistic belief is irrational or somehow noetically improper. Then I consider this argument from the point of view of the major contemporary accounts of probability, Concluding that none of them offers the atheologian aid and comfort.
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  34. Supralapsarianism, or 'O Felix Culpa'.Alvin Plantinga - 2004 - In Peter van Inwagen (ed.), Christian Faith and the Problem of Evil. Eerdmanns. pp. 1-25.
    The problem of evil has challenged religious minds and hearts throughout the ages. Just how can the presence of suffering, tragedy, and wrongdoing be squared with the all-powerful, all-loving God of faith? This book gathers some of the best, most meaningful recent reflections on the problem of evil, with contributions by shrewd thinkers in the areas of philosophy, theology, literature, linguistics, and sociology. In addition to bringing new insights to the old problem of evil, Christian Faith and the Problem of (...)
     
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  35. Transworld Depravity, Transworld Sanctity, & Uncooperative Essences.Alvin Plantinga - 2009 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 78 (1):178-191.
  36. Methodological Naturalism.Alvin Plantinga - 1997 - Origins and Design 18 (1):18-27.
    The philosophical doctrine of methodological naturalism holds that, for any study of the world to qualify as "scientific," it cannot refer to God's creative activity (or any sort of divine activity). The methods of science, it is claimed, "give us no purchase" on theological propositions--even if the latter are true--and theology therefore cannot influence scientific explanation or theory justification. Thus, science is said to be religiously neutral, if only because science and religion are, by their very natures, epistemically distinct. However, (...)
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  37. Truth, Omniscience, and Cantorian Arguments: An Exchange.Alvin Plantinga & Patrick Grim - 1993 - Philosophical Studies 71 (3):267-306.
    An exchange between Patrick Grim and Alvin Plantinga regarding Cantorian arguments against the possibility of an omniscient being.
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    Proper Functionalism and Virtue EpistemologyWarrant: The Current Debate.Warrant and Proper Function.Ernest Sosa & Alvin Plantinga - 1993 - Noûs 27 (1):51.
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  39. De Re Et de Dicto.Alvin Plantinga - 1969 - Noûs 3 (3):235-258.
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    On Heresy, Mind, and Truth.Alvin Plantinga - 1999 - Faith and Philosophy 16 (2):182-193.
    In this article I thank Eleonore Stump, Peter van Inwagen, and Merold Westphal for their gracious and insightful comments on my “Advice”; then I try to reply.
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  41. Two Concepts of Modality: Modal Realism and Modal Reductionism.Alvin Plantinga - 1986 - Journal of Philosophy 83 (11):693.
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    Epistemic Justification.Alvin Plantinga - 1986 - Noûs 20 (1):3-18.
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    The Ontological Argument.Alvin Plantinga & Jonathan Barnes - 1975 - Philosophical Review 84 (4):582.
  44. Kant's Objection to the Ontological Argument.Alvin Plantinga - 1966 - Journal of Philosophy 63 (19):537-546.
  45. Is Theism Really a Miracle?Alvin Plantinga - 1986 - Faith and Philosophy 3 (2):109-134.
    In this paper I outline and discuss the central claims and arguments of J. L. Mackie’s The Miracle of Theism. Mackie argues, in essence, that none of the traditional theistic arguments is successful taken either one at a time or in tandem, that the theist does nothave a satisfactory response to the problem of evil, and that on balance the theistic hypothesis is much less probable than is its denial. He then concludes that theism is unsatisfactory and rationally unacceptable. I (...)
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    Against Materialism.Alvin Plantinga - 2006 - Faith and Philosophy 23 (1):3-32.
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  47. The Free Will Defense.Alvin Plantinga - 1965 - In Max Black (ed.), Philosophy in America. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. pp. 204-220.
  48. World and Essence.Alvin Plantinga - 1970 - Philosophical Review 79 (4):461-492.
  49. ``Is Belief in God Rational?&Quot.Alvin Plantinga - 1979 - In C. F. Delaney (ed.), Rationality and Religious Belief. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. pp. 7-27.
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  50. On Mereological Essentialism.Alvin Plantinga - 1975 - Review of Metaphysics 28 (3):468 - 476.
    This paper examines and comments on roderick chisholm's "parts as essential to their wholes", "review of metaphysics", Volume 26, 1973.
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