Alvin Plantinga

Department of Philosophy
The University of Notre Dame


Alvin Plantinga is a 1954 Calvin College graduate who taught philosophy at his alma mater from 1963 to 1982 and then accepted an appointment as the John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He has given more than 200 guest lectures at conferences and on campuses in North America, Europe, and Australia.

Dr. Plantinga received his M.A. degree in 1955 from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1958.


God and Other Minds (1967)

The Nature of Necessity (1974)

God, Freedom and Evil (1974)

Does God Have a Nature? (1980)

Warrant: the Current Debate (1992)

Warrant and Proper Function (1992)


"How to be an Anti-Realist," Proceedings of the American Philosophical Association, (1982)

"Reason and Belief in God," Faith and Rationality, ed. by A. Plantinga and N. Wolterstorff, (1983)

"Advice to Christian Philosophers," Faith and Philosophy, (1984)

"Two Concepts of Modality: Modal Realism and Modal Reductionism," in Philosophical Perspectives, I, Metaphysics ed. James Tomberlin, (1987)

"Justification and Theism," Faith and Philosophy, (1987)

"Justification in the 20th Century," (1990)

"Methodological Naturalism?" in Facets of Faith and Science, ed. J. van der Meer (1995).