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Alvin C. Plantinga
University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN 46556-4635)

Time and Actuality

To explore the issue between essentialist and existentialist ontologies, trying to determine which should be_ accepted. Study to deal with such problems as propositions that vary in truth value from one possible world to another in regard to time, can a proposition be true at one time and false at another. In exploring actuality, some states of affairs are actual; others are possible but not actual; still others are neither actual nor possible. Study will conclude with an inquiry into the bearing of existentialist —both ontological and temporal — on two topics in (over)

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1975 – 6/30/1976