Alvin Plantinga, emeritus John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He talks about his background and how he got into philosophy, theistic arguments (for two dozen or so, see here) and some he'd like to see worked on (the argument from evil & the argument from abstract objects), the use of the ontological argument, how he would speak to other about the faith, his view on the use of arguments for convincing others, properly basic belief, the proper function of his A/C, the shift toward theism in philosophy, reading recommendations for up-and-coming philosophers, study and reading habits, character traits for the Christian philosopher, topics he'd like to see Christian philosophers tackle, advice on apologetics, his latest book, Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism, and more.
Full Interview MP3 Audio here (45 min)
Some of Platinga's books include:
• God and Other Minds
• The Nature of Necessity
• God, Freedom, and Evil
• Warrant and Proper Function
• Warranted Christian Belief
• Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism
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