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Modality, probability, and rationality

a critical examination of Alvin Plantinga"s philosophy

by James F. Sennett

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Published by P. Lang in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Plantinga, Alvin.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJames F. Sennett.
    SeriesAmerican university studies., v. 129
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB931.P454 S46 1992
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 192 p. ;
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1551912M
    ISBN 100820416665
    LC Control Number91031768

      Pitman for probability, Wackerly, Mendenhall & Scheaffer for mathematical statistics, Devore for applied statistics, and Ross for stochastic processes. Those four topics are the basic core of an undergraduate statistics education.   Sennett, Modality, Probability and Rationality (which introduces “universal sanction”) you can divide his religious epistemology pretty fruitfully into three stages following James Beilby and his recent book on Plantinga’s religious epistemology. Starting with stage one, there is Plantinga’s first book, which is called ‘God and.


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From toPlantinga taught at Calvin University before accepting an appointment as the John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre mater: Calvin College, University of Michigan.

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