Previous Alvin Plantinga Fellow Lectures

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14th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

This lecture was held on November 13, 2015, in DeBartolo Hall. The 2015-2016 Plantinga Fellow, Jeffrey McDonough, Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University, delivered a lecture entitled "Leibniz's Formal Theory of Contingency" (PDF file).

13th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

This lecture was held on November 14, 2014, in DeBartolo Hall. The 2014-2015 Plantinga Fellow, Thomas D. Senor, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arkansas, delivered a lecture entitled "Evidentialism and the Diachronic Nature of Epistemic Evaluation" (PDF file).

12th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

This lecture was held on October 9, 2013, in the auditorium of the Eck Visitors' Center. The 2013-2014 Plantinga Fellow, Stephen Wykstra, Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College, delivered a lecture entitled "Resurrecting Faith: Facts, Feelings, and Finding Our Religious Way" (PDF File).

11th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

This lecture was held on November 30, 2012, in the auditorium of the Eck Visitors' Center. The 2012-2013 Plantinga Fellow, Kathrin Koslicki, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder, delivered a lecture entitled "The Death of Socrates". View the PowerPoint presentation: 2012-2013 Plantinga Lecture PowerPoint Presentation.

10th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

This lecture was held on September 30, 2011, in the auditorium of the Eck Visitors' Center. The 2011-2012 Plantinga Fellow, Robert C. Roberts, Distinguished Professor of Ethics at Baylor University, delivered a lecture entitled "Emotions, Perception, and Moral Judgments" (PDF file).

9th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

This lecture was held on October 1, 2010, in the auditorium of the Eck Visitors' Center. The 2010-2011 Plantinga Fellow, Paul Draper, Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University, delivered a lecture entitled "God and Evil: A Philosophical Inquiry" (PDF file).

8th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

This lecture was held on October 2, 2009, in the auditorium of the Eck Visitors' Center. The 2009-2010 Plantinga Fellow, Mark C. Murphy, Fr. Joseph T. Durkin, S.J. Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University, delivered a lecture entitled "God and Moral Law" (PDF file).

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7th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

This lecture was held on September 26, 2008, in the auditorium of the Eck Visitors' Center. The 2008-2009 Plantinga Fellow, John E. Hare, Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology, The Divinity School, Yale University, delivered a lecture entitled "Divine Command Theory: Some Reflections on the Contemporary Situation" (PDF file).

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6th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

This lecture was held on April 11, 2008, at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies. The 2007-2008 Plantinga Fellow, René van Woudenberg, Professor of Philosophy at Free University, delivered a lecture entitled "Religious Belief and the Limits of Science" (PDF file).

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5th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

The Fifth Annual Plantinga Lecture was held on March 7, 2007, at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies. The 2006-2007 Plantinga Fellow, Yehuda Gellman, Professor of Philosophy at Ben-Gurion University, delivered a lecture entitled "The Sacrifice of Isaac: A Comedy in Two Acts."

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4th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

The Fourth Annual Plantinga Lecture was held on February 22, 2006, at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies. The 2005-2006 Plantinga Fellow, Thomas Williams, Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Florida, delivered a lecture entitled "Unruly Wills and Affections; Anselm as Moral Theorist and Moral Adviser."

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3rd Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

The Third Annual Plantinga Lecture was held on February 16, 2005, at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies. The 2004-2005 Plantinga Fellow, Hugh McCann, Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University, delivered a lecture entitled "Pointless Suffering? Making the Problem of Evil Sufficiently Serious."

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2nd Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

The Second Annual Plantinga Lecture was held on February 23, 2004, at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies. The 2003-2004 Plantinga Fellow, Michael J. Murray, Professor of Philosophy at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, delivered a lecture entitled "God and Darwin's'…clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel works of nature."

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1st Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

The Center for Philosophy of Religion presented the first annual Plantinga Fellow lecture at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies on March 4, 2003. Brian Leftow, current recipient of the Alvin C. Plantinga Fellow in the Center for Philosophy of Religion and Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, Oriel College, University of Oxford, gave a talk addressed to the entire university community titled, "Scripture, God, and Time."

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