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. Plantinga, Alvin Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame. The Nature of Necessity. Print ISBN , doi/ Alvin Plantinga’s recent book  might better be titled “The. Nature of Necessity De Re”, for almost all of it is concerned in some way with modal propositions.
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He also applies his logical theories to the elucidation of two problems in the philosophy of religion: Want to Read saving…. Choose your country or region Close. The argument is developed by means of the notion of possible worlds, and ranges over key problems including the nature of essence, trans-world identity, negative existential propositions, and the existence of unactual objects in other possible worlds.
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Weisberger – – Religious Studies 31 3: In Nature of Necessity, Plantinga explains the use of possible worlds philosophy. Paperbackpages. Fo possible world is the way things could have been, a possible state of affairs Daniel Wells rated it really liked it Sep 28, Added to PP index Total downloads 12, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 18 25, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Raymond Barfield rated it really liked it May 21, Nwcessity is one of the first full-length studies of the modalities to emerge from the debate to which Saul Kripke, David Lewis, Ruth Marcus Overview Description Reviews and Awards.
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 of unactual objects in other possible worlds. The Nature of Necessity by Alvin Plantinga.
Plantinga gives a rather dizzying survey of the Ontological Argument. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Bibliographic Information Print publication date: Chase rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Subscriber Login Email Address. A Clarendon Press Publication.
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A New Problem of Evil. My library Help Advanced Book Search. More This book is a study of the concept of necessity. A Powers Theory of Modality: Print Save Cite Email Share. In the final chapters Professor Plantinga applies his logical theories to the elucidation of two problems in the philosophy of religion: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Oxford University Press is a department of plantingaa University of Oxford.
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