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Knowledge and reality

Essays in Honor of Alvin Plantinga

  • Thomas M. Crisp
  • Matthew Davidson
  • David Vander Laan


  • Contains top-notch essays by some of today's best philosophers

  • Written for one of America's most important philosophers and most important philosopher of religion


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. James E. Tomberlin
    Pages 1-14
  3. Peter van Inwagen
    Pages 15-34
  4. Jenann Ismael, John L. Pollock
    Pages 35-62
  5. William P. Alston
    Pages 81-109
  6. Nicholas Wolterstorff
    Pages 111-135
  7. Michael Bergmann
    Pages 137-177
  8. Jonathan Kvanvig
    Pages 193-214
  9. Michael C. Rea
    Pages 215-241
  10. Richard Otte
    Pages 243-255
  11. Keith E. Yandell
    Pages 257-298
  12. Trenton Merricks
    Pages 299-326
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 327-337

About this book


This volume comprises essays presented to Alvin Plantinga on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Plantinga is one of the leading figures in Anglo-American metaphysics, epistemology and philosophy of religion; his work in these areas has been the focus of wide scholarly attention. This collection of essays, all of which were written specifically for this volume in honor of Plantinga’s 70th birthday, ranges broadly over topics in metaphysics and epistemology and includes contributions by some of the best philosophers writing today. The volume will be of particular interest to metaphysicians, epistemologists, philosophers of religion and theologians as it includes important recent work by some of the leading thinkers in these fields.

With contributions from William P. Alston, Michael Bergmann, Richard Fumerton, Jenann Ismael, Jonathan Kvanvig, Trenton Merricks, Richard Otte, John Pollock, Michael C. Rea, Eleonore Stump, James Tomberlin, Peter van Inwagen, Nicholas Wolterstorff, and Keith Yandell.


Analytic philosophy Metaphysics Philosophy of religion Plantinga Religion epistemology knowledge philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas M. Crisp
    • 1
  • Matthew Davidson
    • 2
  • David Vander Laan
    • 3
  1. 1.Biola UniversityLa MiradaUSA
  2. 2.California State UniversitySan BernardinoUSA
  3. 3.Westmont CollegeSanta BarbaraUSA

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