Plantinga - 1: Arguments against Theism

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Alvin Plantinga is the most influential figure in recent philosophy of religion. He is often credited with having restored the respectability of theism among analytic philosophers. Although coming from a Calvinist tradition, he now teaches at Notre Dame.

These exercises deal with a small book that Plantinga wrote for beginners. Part I of the book criticizes arguments against the existence of God, especially the "problem of evil" argument. Part II discusses arguments in favor of the existence of God and defends a form of the ontological argument.

These summaries and problems deal with the Introduction and Part I of Plantinga's God, Freedom, and Evil (Harper & Row, New York, 1974). These exercise materials are copyrighted (c) 1998 by Harry J. Gensler but may be distributed freely.

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Some articles by Plantinga: Various discussions of Plantinga's work: Some other articles on philosophy of religion:

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