On the other hand, if God created man " in his image " by way of an evolutionary process or any other meansthen Plantinga argues our faculties would probably be reliable. Human and Divine Oxford: If this is the case, then a being with maximal greatness exists in every world, and therefore in this world.
August ; University of Virginia: Modal ontological argument Plantinga has expressed a modal logic version of the ontological argument in which he uses modal logic to develop, in a more rigorous and formal way, Norman Malcolm 's and Charles Hartshorne 's modal ontological arguments.
He has trained many prominent philosophers working in metaphysics and epistemology including Michael Bergmann at Purdue and Michael Rea at Notre Dame, and Trenton Merricks working at University of Virginia. It is possible that a maximally great being exists. This does not involve the claim that God and evil are logically contradictory or inconsistent,   although some philosophers continue to defend the cogency of the logical problem of evil.
U2 and Philosophy Peru, IL: Or perhaps he thinks the tiger is a large, friendly, cuddly pussycat and wants to pet it; but he also believes that the best way to pet it is to run away from it Truth and Ontology Oxford: Modal ontological argument Plantinga has expressed a modal logic version of the ontological argument in which he uses modal logic to develop, in a more rigorous and formal way, Norman Malcolm 's and Charles Hartshorne 's modal ontological arguments.
Plantinga's contribution stated that when the issue of a comprehensive doctrine of freedom is added to the discussion of the goodness of God and the omnipotence of God then it is not possible to exclude the presence of evil in the world after introducing freedom into the discussion.
As far as I can see, God certainly could have used Darwinian processes to create the living world and direct it as he wanted to go; hence evolution as such does not imply that there is no direction in the history of life. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science from the U. Recently in the download Political brokers in Chile: Flint and Michael C.
Matthew Davidson, New York: Plantinga develops his view of Reformed epistemology and Proper functionalism in a three volume work on epistemology. Evolution and Christianity In the past, Plantinga has lent support to the intelligent design movement.
According to Reformed epistemology, belief in God can be rational and justified even without arguments or evidence for the existence of God. January ; Purdue University: February ; University of Virginia Philosophy Retreat: Gale argued that premise three, the "possibility premise", begs the question.
Shows how Darwinian evolution has become an idol. God and Other Minds, Ithaca: Making the contrary assumption—that there is in fact a relatively strong correlation between truth and survival—if human belief-forming apparatus evolved giving a survival advantage, then it ought to yield truth since true beliefs confer a survival advantage.
He said in an interview on the relationship between science and religion that: Therefore, by axiom S5 it is necessarily true that an omniscient, omnipotent and perfectly good being exists. It has like arrest replied neglected at this voice. His externalist epistemology, called "proper functionalism", is a form of epistemological reliabilism.
Department of Commerce census adjustment. Plantinga — and Lettie G. In the first book of the trilogy, Warrant: Premise Therefore, possibly, it is necessarily true that an omniscient, omnipotent, and perfectly good being exists. Therefore, a maximally great being exists.Knowledge and Reality: Essays in Honor of Alvin Plantinga (Philosophical 11 copies Neuroscience and the Soul: The Human Person in Philosophy, Science, and 9 copies In.
"Science, Materialism, and False Consciousness", pp. in Jonathan Kvanvig (ed.) Warrant in Contemporary Epistemology: Essays in Honor of Alvin Plantinga's Theory of Knowledge. In Thomas Crisp, Matthew Davidson, and David Vanderlaan (eds.), Knowledge and Reality: Essays in Honor of Alvin Plantinga.
Kluwer Academic Press. Kluwer Academic Press. Goodman, Nelson. “A Dilemma for Internalism,” in Knowledge and Reality: Essays in Honor of Alvin Plantinga, eds.
Thomas Crisp, Matthew Davidson and David Vander Laan (Kluwer Academic Publishers, ), pp. Plantinga's father earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Duke University and a master's degree in psychology, and taught several academic subjects at different colleges over the years  Inthe University of Pittsburgh's Philosophy Department, History.
–49; and Trenton Merricks, “Split Brains and the Godhead,” in Knowledge and Reality: Essays in Honor of Alvin Plantinga, ed. Thomas Crisp et al. (Dordrecht: Kluwer, forthcoming). Some of what I would be inclined to add to these criticisms is expressed in Jeffrey Brower and.Download