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Naturalism defeated? : essays on Plantinga's evolutionary argument against naturalism

Author: James K Beilby
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2002.
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Almost a decade ago, Alvin Plantinga articulated his bold and controversial evolutionary argument against naturalism. This intriguing line of argument raises issues of importance to epistemologists  Read more...

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Naturalism defeated?
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606782326
Named Person: Alvin Plantinga; Alvin Plantinga; Alvin Plantinga; Alvin Plantinga; Alvin Plantinga
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James K Beilby
ISBN: 0801439728 9780801439728 0801487633 9780801487637
OCLC Number: 48140662
Description: x, 283 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Science and evolution. Naturalism defended / William Ramsey ; Is science biologically possible? / Jerry Fodor ; Darwin's doubt, Calvin's calvary / Evan Fales --
pt. 2. Skepticism. Commonsense naturalism / Michael Bergmann ; Plantinga's evolutionary meditations / Ernest Sosa ; Can atheists know anything? / James Van Cleve --
pt. 3. Conditional probabilities and confirmation theory. A house divided against itself cannot stand / Timothy O'Connor ; Conditional probabilities in Plantinga's argument / Richard Otte --
pt. 4. The nature of epistemic defeat. The illusion of defeat / W.J. Talbott ; Conditional probability and defeat / Trenton Merricks ; Plantinga, naturalism, and defeat / William Alston --
Reply to Beilby's cohorts / Alvin Plantinga.
Responsibility: edited by James Beilby.

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