- Title Pages
- 1 Theories of Character
- 2 A One Category Ontology
- 3 Properties as Parts of Ordinary Objects
- 4 Time Travel and the Movable Present
- 5 The Disconnect Problem and the Influence Strategy
- 6 Revisiting the <i>Mind</i> Argument
- 7.1 Symposium on the Fixity of the Past
- 7.2 Symposium on the Fixity of the Past
- 8 Defenseless
- 9 The Problem of Evil and Atonement
- 10 Swing Vote
- 11 Theism and Allism
- 12 The Evolutionary Argument for Atheism
- 13 Must Anselm be Interpreted as a Meinongian?
- 14 Why Isn’t There More Progress in Philosophy?
- 15 Philosophical Individualism
- 16 Are There any Successful Philosophical Arguments?
- 17 Concluding Meditation
- The Complete Works of Peter van Inwagen (in English)
- (p.1) Introduction
- Being, Freedom, and Method
John A. Keller
- Oxford University Press
Reflective persons unswayed by wishful thinking can themselves now and again have cause to wonder what, if anything, they are talking about.
Quine (1960: 242)1
Famously, or perhaps infamously, Peter van Inwagen doesn’t understand some things. Of course, there are things that few or none of us understand. But van Inwagen doesn’t understand some things that the rest of us seem to. For that reason, many people find van Inwagen’s incomprehension—or at least his ...
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