Past Lectures

Watch many of the past Plantinga Fellow Lectures. After 2014, lectures were no longer recorded when we switched to a colloquium format.

16th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

This lecture was cancelled.

15th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

The 2016-2017 Plantinga Fellow, Christopher Menzel, Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University, delivered a lecture entitled "In Defense of the Possibilism-Actualism Distinction" on October 28, 2017..

14th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

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) on November 13, 2015.

13th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

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) on November 14, 2014.

12th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

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) on October 9, 2013.

11th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

The 2012-2013 Plantinga Fellow, Kathrin Koslicki, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alberta, delivered a lecture entitled "The Death of Socrates". View the PowerPoint presentation: 2012-2013 Plantinga Lecture PowerPoint Presentation on November 30, 2012.

10th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

The 2011-2012 Plantinga Fellow, Robert C. Roberts, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University, delivered a lecture entitled "Emotions, Perception, and Moral Judgments" (PDF file) on September 30, 2011.

9th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

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) on October 1, 2010.

8th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

The 2009-2010 Plantinga Fellow, Mark C. Murphy, Robert L. McDevittK.S.G., K.C.H.S. and Catherine H. McDevitt L.C.H.S. Professor of Religious Philosophy at Georgetown University, delivered a lecture entitled "God and Moral Law" (PDF file) on October 2, 2009.

7th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

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) on September 26, 2008.

6th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

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) on April 11, 2008.

5th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

The 2006-2007 Plantinga Fellow, Yehuda Gellman, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Ben-Gurion University, delivered a lecture entitled "The Sacrifice of Isaac: A Comedy in Two Acts" on March 7, 2007.

4th Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

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" on February 22, 2006.

3rd Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

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" on February 16, 2005.

2nd Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

The 2003-2004 Plantinga Fellow, Michael J. Murray, Professor of Philosophy at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (now Senior Vice President of Programs at the John Templeton Foundation), delivered a lecture entitled "God and Darwin's'…clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel works of nature" on February 23, 2004.

1st Annual Plantinga Fellow Lecture

The 2002-2003 Plantinga Fellow, Brian Leftow, William P. Alston Chair for the Philosophy of Religion at Rutgers, delivered a lecture entitled "Scripture, God, and Time" on March 4, 2003.