• Peter van Inwagen
Part of the Münster Lectures in Philosophy book series (MUELP, volume 4)


This chapter provides Peter van Inwagen’s replies to each of the contributions in this volume.


Rational peer disagreement Ontological commitment Meta-ontology Composition Mereology Fictional entities Artifacts Free will Fatalism Accountability Problem of evil Extended free will defense 


  1. Austin J. L. 1961. A plea for excuses. In Philosophical Papers. Oxford: Clarendon Press. (Originally published 1956 in Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 57: 1–30.)Google Scholar
  2. Brenner, Andrew. 2016. A defense of mereological nihilism. Dissertation submitted to the Graduate School of the University of Notre Dame in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, February 2016.Google Scholar
  3. Gellner, Ernest. 1979. The last pragmatist, or the behaviourist platonist. In Spectacles and predicaments: Essays in social theory, ed. Ernest Gellner, 199–208. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Originally published in The Times Literary Supplement, 1975.Google Scholar
  4. Holbach, Paul H. Th. d’. [1780]1781. Système de la nature, ou des loix du monde physique et du monde morale, “nouvelle édition”, London.Google Scholar
  5. Kripke, Saul A. 2013. Reference and existence: The John Locke lectures. Oxford: Oxford University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Lewis, David K. 1978. Truth in fiction. American Philosophical Quarterly 15: 37–46.Google Scholar
  7. ———. 1983. Philosophical papers: Volume I. New York: Oxford University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. ———. 1986. On the plurality of worlds. Oxford: Blackwell.Google Scholar
  9. Lewis, David K., and Stephanie Lewis. 1970. Holes. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 48: 206–212.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. van Inwagen, Peter. 1977. Creatures of fiction. American Philosophical Quarterly 14: 299–308.Google Scholar
  11. ———. 1983. An essay on free will. Oxford: Clarendon Press.Google Scholar
  12. ———. 1988. The magnitude, duration, and distribution of evil: A theodicy. Philosophical Topics 16: 161–187.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. ———. 1990. Material beings. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.Google Scholar
  14. ———. 1997. Materialism and the psychological-continuity account of personal identity. Philosophical Perspectives 11: 305–319.Google Scholar
  15. ———. 2000a. Temporal parts and identity across time. The Monist 83: 437–459.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. ———. 2000b. Free will remains a mystery. Philosophical Perspectives 14: 1–19.Google Scholar
  17. ———. 2003. Existence, ontological commitment, and fictional entities. In The Oxford handbook of metaphysics, ed. Michael J. Loux and Dean W. Zimmerman, 131–157. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  18. ———. 2004. A theory of properties. In Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: Volume 1, ed. Dean Zimmerman, 107–138. Oxford: Clarendon Press.Google Scholar
  19. ———. 2006. The problem of evil. Oxford: Oxford University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. ———. 2008a. How to think about the problem of free will. The Journal of Ethics 12: 327–341.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. ———. 2008b. The mystery of metaphysical freedom. In Metaphysics: The big questions, ed. Peter van Inwagen and Dean W. Zimmerman, 456–465. Oxford: Blackwell.Google Scholar
  22. ———. 2009a. Listening to Clifford’s ghost. In Conceptions of philosophy: Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement, ed. Anthony O’Hear, vol. 65, 15–35. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  23. ———. 2009b. Being, existence, and ontological commitment. In Metametaphysics: New essays on the foundations of ontology, ed. David J. Chalmers, David Manley, and Ryan Wasserman, 472–506. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  24. ———. 2011. Relational vs. constituent ontologies. Philosophical Perspectives 25 (Metaphysics): 389–405.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. ———. 2014a. Inside and outside the ontology room. In Existence: Essays in ontology, 1–14. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. ———. 2014b. Elementary or not [Review of Kripke, Reference and Existence]. Times Literary Supplement, March 14, 2014: 25.Google Scholar
  27. Wittgenstein, L. [1921] 1984. Logisch-philosophische Abhandlung. In Werkausgabe, vol. 1, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp. Translated by David F. Pears and Brian F. McGuiness as Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, London: Routledge 1961.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

Personalised recommendations