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Alvin Plantinga

1932 - Today

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Alvin Carl Plantinga (born November 15, 1932) is an American analytic philosopher who works primarily in the fields of philosophy of religion, epistemology (particularly on issues involving epistemic justification), and logic. From 1963 to 1982, Plantinga taught at Calvin University before accepting an appointment as the John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He later returned to Calvin University to become the inaugural holder of the Jellema Chair in Philosophy.A prominent Christian philosopher, Plantinga served as president of the Society of Christian Philosophers from 1983 to 1986. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alvin Plantinga has received more than 710,250 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Alvin Plantinga is the 691st most popular philosopher (up from 764th in 2019), the 2,572nd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,948th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Philosopher.

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Alvin Plantinga ranks 691 out of 1,081Before him are Numenius of Apamea, Eugenio Coșeriu, Kitaro Nishida, William Heard Kilpatrick, Alexius Meinong, and Antonio Rosmini. After him are Émile Boutroux, Jaakko Hintikka, Olaf Stapledon, Jean-Marie Guyau, Nisargadatta Maharaj, and Michael Walzer.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1932, Alvin Plantinga ranks 134Before him are Orlando Letelier, Piper Laurie, Jerzy Hoffman, Oleg Protopopov, Gato Barbieri, and Carlyle Glean. After him are John Hillerman, Momoko Kōchi, Félix Malloum, Michael H. Hart, Hassan Al-Turabi, and Jan Jindra.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alvin Plantinga ranks 2,572 out of 18,182Before him are Cissy Houston (1933), Robert Hansen (1939), Edward Herrmann (1943), Thomas Eakins (1844), Melissa McCarthy (1970), and David Duke (1950). After him are Patricia Arquette (1968), Claire Lee Chennault (1890), Arthur Kennedy (1914), Bill Duke (1943), John Hillerman (1932), and Don Rickles (1926).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Alvin Plantinga ranks 25Before him are Charles W. Morris (1903), Jonathan Edwards (1703), Reinhold Niebuhr (1892), Mary Parker Follett (1868), Jerry Fodor (1935), and William Heard Kilpatrick (1871). After him are Michael Walzer (1935), Ted Nelson (1937), Helen Parkhurst (1886), Eric Hoffer (1898), Donald Davidson (1917), and Michael J. Sandel (1953).