ISBN : 9780198715702
John Keller presents a set of new essays on ontology, time, freedom, God, and philosophical method. Our understanding of these subjects has been greatly advanced, since the 1970s, by the work of Peter van Inwagen. The contributions, from some of the most prominent living philosophers, engage with van Inwagen's work and offer new insights in metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of philosophy. Van Inwagen himself gives selective responses. In metaphysics, the volume will particularly interest philosophers working on free will, relational vs constituent ontologies, and time travel; in philosophy of religion, notable topics include the ontological argument, the compatibility of theism and evolution, the problem of evil, and the doctrine of atonements. And there are three papers on the hot topic of philosophical success, with responses from van Inwagen.
John A. Keller: Introduction
1 Michael Loux: Theories of Character
2 L. A. Paul: A One Category Ontology
3 Eric T. Olson: Properties as Parts of Ordinary Objects
4 Sara Bernstein: Time Travel and the Movable Present
5 Mark Heller: The Degree Argument and the Influence Strategy
6 Alicia Finch: Revisiting the Mind Argument
7 Neal A. Tognazzini and John Martin Fischer
Wesley H. Holliday: Symposium on the Fixity of the Past
8 Louise Antony: Defenseless: A Critique of Van Inwagen s Response to the Argument from Evil
9 Eleonore Stump: The Problem of Evil and Atonement
10 Frances Howard-Snyder: Swing Vote
11 Alex Rosenberg: Theism and Allism
12 Daniel Howard-Snyder: The Evolutionary Argument for Atheism
13 Lynne Rudder Baker: Must Anselm be Interpreted as a Meinongian?
14 David J. Chalmers: Why Isn t There More Progress in Philosophy?
15 John A. Keller: Philosophical Individualism
16 Thomas Kelly and Sarah McGrath: Are There Any Successful Philosophical Arguments?
17 Peter van Inwagen: Concluding Meditation