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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X God and Necessity. The appendix on symbolic necessiy is like what math would look like if it were designed by Satan. Mar 23, Jacob O’connor rated it really liked it.
Refresh and try again. Plantinga develops his argument by means of the notion of possible worlds and plantinag over such key problems as the nature of essence, transworld identity, negative existential propositions, and the existence of unactual objects in other possible worlds. Therefore, creatures that are capable of moral good are also capable of moral evil.
Ontology and Realism About Modality. Mike rated it it was amazing Jul 16, Jun 15, Jay rated it it was amazing. Completely changed the way I view the world and think about reality.
The Coherence of Theism Richard Swinburne. Fabrice Correia – – Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 84 3: Critical Scientific Realism Ilkka Niiniluoto. This is a reissue of a book which is an exploration and defence of the notion of modality ‘de re’, the nagure that objects have both essential and accidental properties. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use for details see www.
Undertheflowerpot rated it really liked it Sep 03, In the final chapters Professor Plantinga applies his logical theories to the clarification of two problems in the philosophy of religion – the Problem of Evil and the Ontological Argument. Raymond Barfield rated it really liked it May 21, On the Reduction of Necessity to Essence.
The Nature of Necessity
This book can benefit the advanced reader, but reader be warned–it is hard. Greg rated it it was amazing Jul 25, Plantinga gives a rather dizzying survey of the Ontological Argument.
Emon, Matthew Levering, and David Novak. The arguement is developed by means of the notion of possible worlds and r 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 others have contributed, is thd exploraton and defence fo the notion of modality “de re,” the idea that objects have both essential and accidental properties.
Request removal from index. Ontology, Modality and the Fallacy of Reference. Doug rated it it was amazing Mar 05, Academic Skip to main content. Daniel rated it it was amazing Dec 27, Trivia About The Nature of Nec The crux plantibga the matter is this: In the first three chapters, I clarify and defend the distinction between modality de re and modality de dicto. No trivia or quizzes yet. Essence and Essentialism, Misc in Metaphysics.
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The Nature of Necessity – Alvin Plantinga – Oxford University Press
Depravity, Divine Responsibility and Moral Evil: This book is a study of the concept of necessity. Elder – – Australasian Journal of Philosophy 77 3: In the final chapters Professor Plantinga applies his logical theories to the elucidation of two problems in the philosophy of religion: A Clarendon Press Publication. A possible world is tbe way things could have been, a possible state of affairs The Metaphysics of Modality.