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Prof. Peter van Inwagen

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John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of...

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University of Notre Dame
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Notre Dame , Indiana 46556
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  • Ph.D. , Philosophy
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CENTRE of THEOLOGY and PHILOSOPHY » Events, 8 April 2014 [cached]
Professor Peter van Inwagen (University of Notre Dame)
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Peter van Inwagen John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Philosophy Universtiy of Notre Dame Indiana
Peter van Inwagen (b. 1942) is the John Cardinal O?Hara Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Previously he taught at the University of Syracuse.
Professor van Inwagen was raised in the Unitarian Universalist Church and became an agnostic by the time he entered university. In 1983 he was baptized into the Episcopalian Church of which he has remained a member.
The 50 Smartest People of Faith | The Best Schools, 10 July 2013 [cached]
Peter van Inwagen (b. 1942)
Van Inwagen received his bachelor's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1965, and his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Rochester, where he studied under Richard Taylor, in 1969. He taught philosophy at the University of Syracuse for 24 years. Since 1995, he has taught at the University of Notre Dame, where he is currently John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Philosophy. Van Inwagen's arguments against the coherence of compatibilism have contributed significantly to the interest and acceptance of libertarian free will in contemporary English-language analytic philosophy. He delivered the 2002 Gifford Lectures, which were published as The Problem of Evil. In addition to the problems of evil and free will, he also works on many other areas of philosophical theology and fundamental ontology. A new book, Existence: Essay in Ontology, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. Van Inwagen is an adult convert to Christianity (he is an Episcopalian), an event movingly described in his essay, "Quam dilecta.
Peter van Inwagen { Philosophy Index }, 18 Oct 2011 [cached]
Peter van Inwagen
Peter van Inwagen (1942- ) is an American philosopher and professor at the University of Notre Dame, perhaps best known for his work in metaphysics. He is perhaps best known for his work on free will and determinism.
Name: Peter van Inwagen
Evolution Creation Reading List, 3 Aug 2013 [cached]
According to Peter van Inwagen, a philosophy professor at Notre Dame, "If Darwinians respond to this important book by ignoring it, misrepresenting it, or ridiculing it, that will be evidence in favor of the widespread suspicion that Darwinism today functions more as an ideology than as a scientific theory.
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