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  1. The Nature of Necessity.Alvin Plantinga - 1974 - Oxford, England: 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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    Warranted Christian Belief.Alvin Plantinga - 2000 - Philosophia Christi 3 (2):327-328.
  8. Actualism and Possible Worlds.Alvin Plantinga - 1976 - Theoria 42 (1-3):139-160.
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  9. Does God Have a Nature?Alvin Plantinga - 1962 - Marquette University Press.
    Sets of contingent objects, perhaps, are as contingent as their members; but properties, propositions, numbers and states of affairs, it seems, are objects whose non-existence is quite impossible. If so, however, how are they related to God? Suppose God has a nature: a property he has essentially that includes each property essential to him. Does God have a nature? And if he does, is there a conflict between God's sovereignty and his having a nature? How is God related to such (...)
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  10. On Existentialism.Alvin Plantinga - 1983 - Philosophical Studies 44 (1):1 - 20.
  11. Faith and Rationality: Reason and Belief in God.Alvin Plantinga & Nicholas Wolterstorff (eds.) - 1983 - University of Notre Dame Press.
    A collection of essays by contemporary Calvinist philosophers of religion that examine the epistemology of religious belief between Reformed and Roman Catholic philosophers.
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  12. 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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  13. God and Other Minds: A Study of the Rational Justification of Belief in God.Alvin Plantinga - 1967 - Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
    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 (...)
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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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    Knowledge of God.Alvin Plantinga & Michael Tooley - 2008 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    Is belief in God epistemically justified? That's the question at the heart of this volume in the Great Debates in Philosophy series, with Alvin Plantinga and Michael Tooley each addressing this fundamental question with distinctive arguments from opposing perspectives. The first half of the book contains each philosopher's explanation of his particular view; the second half allows them to directly respond to each other's arguments, in a lively and engaging conversation Offers the reader a one of a kind, interactive discussion (...)
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  17. Is Belief in God Properly Basic?Alvin Plantinga - 1981 - Noûs 15 (1):41-51.
  18. Advice to Christian Philosophers.Alvin Plantinga - 1984 - Faith and Philosophy 1 (3):253-271.
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  19. ``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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  20. 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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  21. Against Materialism.Alvin Plantinga - 2006 - Faith and Philosophy 23 (1):3-32.
  22. Actualism and Possible Worlds.Alvin Plantinga - 2004 - In Tim Crane & Katalin Farkas (eds.), Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology. Oxford University Press.
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  23. God and Other Minds.Alvin Plantinga - 1967 - Philosophy 44 (167):71-73.
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  24. 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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    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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  26. The Boethian Compromise.Alvin Plantinga - 1978 - American Philosophical Quarterly 15 (2):129 - 138.
  27. 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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  28. 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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    Faith and Rationality.James E. Tomberlin, Alvin Plantinga & Nicholas Wolterstorff - 1986 - Noûs 20 (3):401.
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  30. Positive Epistemic Status and Proper Function.Alvin Plantinga - 1988 - Philosophical Perspectives 2:1-50.
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  31. 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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  32. 7 Proper Functionalism.Kenneth Boyce & Alvin Plantinga - 2012 - In Andrew Cullison (ed.), The Continuum Companion to Epistemology. Continuum. pp. 124.
  33. Content and Natural Selection.Alvin Plantinga - 2011 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 83 (2):435-458.
  34. Two Concepts of Modality: Modal Realism and Modal Reductionism.Alvin Plantinga - 1987 - Philosophical Perspectives 1:189-231.
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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. The Free Will Defense.Alvin Plantinga - 1965 - In Max Black (ed.), Philosophy in America. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. pp. 204-220.
  39. 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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    Training Healthcare Professionals as Moral Case Deliberation Facilitators: Evaluation of a Dutch Training Programme.Mirjam Plantinga, Bert Molewijk, Menno de Bree, Marloes Moraal, Marian Verkerk & Guy A. M. Widdershoven - 2012 - Journal of Medical Ethics 38 (10):630-635.
    Until recently, moral case deliberation (MCD) sessions have mostly been facilitated by external experts, mainly professional ethicists. We have developed a train the facilitator programme for healthcare professionals aimed at providing them with the competences needed for being an MCD facilitator. In this paper, we present the first results of a study in which we evaluated the programme. We used a mixed methods design. One hundred and twenty trained healthcare professionals and five trainers from 16 training groups working in different (...)
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  41. 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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  42. Two Concepts of Modality: Modal Realism and Modal Reductionism.Alvin Plantinga - 1986 - Journal of Philosophy 83 (11):693.
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  43. Transworld Depravity, Transworld Sanctity, & Uncooperative Essences.Alvin Plantinga - 2009 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 78 (1):178-191.
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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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    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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    ESG Integration and the Investment Management Process: Fundamental Investing Reinvented.Emiel van Duuren, Auke Plantinga & Bert Scholtens - 2016 - Journal of Business Ethics 138 (3):525-533.
    We investigate how conventional asset managers account for environmental, social, and governance factors in their investment process. We do so on the basis of an international survey among fund managers. We find that many conventional managers integrate responsible investing in their investment process. Furthermore, we find that ESG information in particular is being used for red flagging and to manage risk. We find that many conventional fund managers have already adopted features of responsible investing in the investment process. Furthermore, we (...)
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  47. Methodological Naturalism.Alvin Plantinga - 1996 - In Jitse M. van der Meer (ed.), Facets of Faith and Science, Volume I: Historiography and Modes of Interaction.
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    Against Materialism.Alvin Plantinga - 2006 - Faith and Philosophy 23 (1):3-32.
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  49. Against Naturalism.Alvin Plantinga - 2008 - In Alvin Plantinga & Michael Tooley (eds.), Knowledge of God. Blackwell.
     
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  50. World and Essence.Alvin Plantinga - 1970 - Philosophical Review 79 (4):461-492.
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