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Münster Lectures in Philosophy

Peter van Inwagen

Materialism, Free Will and God

Editors: Jansen, Ludger, Näger, Paul M. (Eds.)

  • Provides an overview of Peter van Inwagen’s philosophy
  • Discusses central themes from Peter van Inwagen’s writings
  • Includes Peter van Inwagen’s Münster Lecture 2015 on free will
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About this book

This book discusses the philosophy of influential contemporary philosopher Peter van Inwagen. Looking at perennial philosophical problems from a modern point of view, Peter van Inwagen’s philosophy masterfully combines positions that have been considered irreconcilable: incompatibilism concerning free will, materialism, organicism, theism and realism concerning fictional entities. As readers will discover, his arguments are witty, surprising and deep.

The book includes Peter van Inwagen’s Münster Lecture of 2015 on free will, as well as eleven papers from the Münster colloquium discussing central themes of his philosophy, and a reply to each paper by Peter van Inwagen himself. Introducing his philosophy and relating his work to other contemporary views, this book is of interest to graduate students and professionals in philosophy alike.

About the authors

Ludger Jansen teaches philosophy at the Ruhr-University Bochum and the University of Rostock. He holds degrees in both philosophy and theology, a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Münster, and habilitated in philosophy at the University of Rostock. His research covers wide areas of metaphysics and ontology, including the biomedical and social ontology.

Paul M. Näger is currently an assistant professor for philosophy at the University of Münster. He studied physics and philosophy in Munich, Oxford and Bremen and specializes in the philosophy of science, the philosophy of physics and metaphysics. He is author of the forthcoming book “Quantum Entanglement and Causation” and a co-author of the textbook “The Philosophy of Quantum Physics”.  

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Problem of Free Will Revisited

    Inwagen, Peter

    Pages 1-15

  • Rational Peer Disagreement upon Sufficient Evidence: Leaving the Track to Truth?

    Bögner, Frieder (et al.)

    Pages 17-39

  • Ontological Commitments, Ordinary Language and Theory Choice

    Göhner, Julia Friederike (et al.)

    Pages 41-63

  • Physical Composition by Bonding

    Husmann, Julian (et al.)

    Pages 65-96

  • Why It Would Not Be Better Not to Believe in Material Artifacts – Even If One Could Get Away With It

    Bahr, Amrei (et al.)

    Pages 97-106

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70052-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $49.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: March 13, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70051-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Peter van Inwagen
Book Subtitle
Materialism, Free Will and God
Editors
  • Ludger Jansen
  • Paul M. Näger
Series Title
Münster Lectures in Philosophy
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70052-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70052-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70051-9
Series ISSN
2367-0991
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 268
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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