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Two Dozen (or so) Arguments for God: The Plantinga Project

Jerry L. Walls and Trent Dougherty

Abstract

Two Dozen (or so) Arguments for God expands Alvin Plantinga’s seminal article “Two Dozen (or so) Theistic Arguments.” Each of Plantinga’s original suggestions is developed by a wide variety of accomplished scholars. This collection both presents ground-breaking research and lays the foundations for research projects for years to come. Plantinga’s arguments—and the discussions in this book addressing his arguments—touch on theological and philosophical ideas of cosmology, metaphysics, epistemology, semantics, ethics, aesthetics and ontology. The book also includes discussions based on the phras ... More

Keywords: Alvin Plantinga, God, cosmology, metaphysics, epistemology, semantics, ethics, aesthetics, ontology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190842215
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190842215.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jerry L. Walls, editor
Scholar in Residence and Professor of Philosophy, Houston Baptist University

Trent Dougherty, editor
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University

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Contents

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Introduction

Jerry L. Walls and Trent Dougherty

I Half a Dozen (or so) Ontological (or Metaphysical) Arguments

(H) The Ontological Argument

Elizabeth D. Burns*

(I) Why Is There Anything at All?

Joshua Rasmussen and Christopher Gregory Weaver

II Half a Dozen Epistemological Arguments

III Moral Arguments

IV Other Arguments

(X) C.S. Lewis’s Argument from Nostalgia

Todd Buras and Michael Cantrell

V “Or so”: Three More Arguments

The Kalam Cosmological Argument

William Lane Craig

The Necessity of Sufficiency

Bruce L. Gordon*

Afterword*

Jerry L. Walls, and Trent Dougherty