© 1985

Alvin Plantinga

  • James E. Tomberlin
  • Peter van Inwagen

Part of the Profiles book series (PROF, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Part One

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. James E. Tomberlin, Peter van Inwagen
      Pages 3-97
  3. Part Two

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Peter van Inwagen
      Pages 101-120
    3. John L. Pollock
      Pages 121-144
    4. Diana F. Ackerman
      Pages 187-198
    5. Carl Ginet
      Pages 199-223
    6. Robert M. Adams
      Pages 225-255
    7. James E. Tomberlin
      Pages 257-270
    8. Philip L. Quinn
      Pages 271-287
    9. William P. Alston
      Pages 289-311
    10. Alvin Plantinga
      Pages 313-396
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 399-410

About this book


The aim of this series is to inform both professional philosophers and a larger readership (of social and natural scientists, methodologists, mathematicians, students, teachers, publishers, etc.) about what is going on, who's who, and who does what in contemporary philosophy and logic. PROFILES is designed to present the research activity and the results of already outstanding personalities and schools and of newly emerging ones in the various fields of philosophy and logic. There are many Festschrift volumes dedicated to various philosophers. There is the celebrated Library of Living Philosophers edited by P. A. Schilpp whose format influenced the present enterprise. Still they can only cover very little of the contemporary philosophical scene. Faced with a tremendous expansion of philosophical information and with an almost frightening division of labor and increasing specialization we need systematic and regular ways of keeping track of what happens in the profession. PROFILES is intended to perform such a function. Each volume is devoted to one or several philosophers whose views and results are presented and discussed. The profiled philosopher(s) will summarize and review his (their) own work in the main fields of significant contribution. This work will be discussed and evaluated by invited contributors. Relevant historical and/or biographical data, an up-to-date bibliography with short abstracts of the most important works and, whenever possible, references to significant reviews and discussions will also be included.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James E. Tomberlin
    • 1
  • Peter van Inwagen
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of PhilosophyCalifornia State University at NorthridgeUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of PhilosophySyracruse UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Alvin Plantinga
  • Editors H. Tomberlin
    P. van Inwagen
  • Series Title Profiles
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-1763-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-277-2106-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-5223-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 422
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Modern Philosophy
    Philosophy, general
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`The book is uniformly excellent, not only in the quality of the individual contributions but in the balance and selection of materials, the notes, references and indices.'
International Philosophical Quarterly (September 1986)