Monday, March 28, 2016

Nagel's review of Plantinga's newest book

Here.

4 comments:

Joe Hinman said...

It's a good review. Is that a book Plantinga just did or an old one? I find most profs who retire kind of go to seed.

I thought when I first read about Dangerous Idea, the book, "I wonder if this is where Plantinga got his argument on naturalism?" Part of it does seem to draw upon The Reppert argument. Dr. R do you know if that's the case?

Victor Reppert said...

Plantinga developed the argument on his own, but I pointed out to him the similarity between his argument and Lewis's when I was a junior fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Religion in 1989-1990, which he mentions in Warrant and Proper Function. In fact, for quite awhile, I questioned his argument because I thought it was a Skeptical Threat Argument, which I criticize in my original Lewis-Anscombe essay.

Johnny-Dee said...

If you are interested in a comparison between Lewis and Plantinga, see my paper.

Joe Hinman said...

thanks guys.