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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No trivia or quizzes yet. Or at least he tries to. In the final chapters Professor Plantinga applies his logical theories to the clarification of two problems necessitg the philosophy of religion – the Problem of Evil and the Ontological Argument.
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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 an exploraton and defence of the notion of modality “de re,” the idea necssity objects have both essential and accidental properties.
A New Problem of Evil.
While such a question seems arcane, it does allow Plantinga to furnish the theist with a number of highly useful concepts and tools, like possible worlds. He also applies his logical theories to oof elucidation of two problems in the philosophy of religion: Is it possible to state general directions for picking out some proposition–call it the kernel Somebody described this book perfectly: Plantinga takes a brief detour and clarifies what we mean by creation.
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