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Jonathan L. Kvanvig


The Knowability Paradox book coverThe Knowability Paradox, Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2006.

The Value of Knowledge book coverThe Value of Knowledge and the Pursuit of Understanding, New York:  Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Warrant in Contemporary Epistemology book coverWarrant in Contemporary Epistemology: Essays in Honor of Plantinga's Theory of Knowledge,ed., Savage, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1996. (Contributors: BonJour, Conee, Feldman, Foley, Klein, Kvanvig, Lehrer, Lycan, Markie, Pappas, Plantinga, Sosa, Swain, van Fraassen).

The Problem of Hell book coverThe Problem of Hell,New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.




The Intellectual Virtues and the Life of the Mind book coverThe Intellectual Virtues and the Life of the Mind: On the Place of the Virtues in Contemporary Epistemology,in the Studies in Epistemology and Cognitive Theory Series, Paul K. Moser, general editor, Savage, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1992.



The Possibility of an All-Knowing God book coverThe Possibility of an All-Knowing God,London: Macmillan Press Ltd., Library of Philosophy and Religion, John Hick, general editor, 1986, and New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986.



Articles   [ top ]

  1. "Knowability Responses," Synthese, forthcoming 2009.
  2. "Creation and Conservation," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, forthcoming 2008.
  3. "The Value of Understanding," Epistemic Value Essays, edited by Duncan Pritchard, forthcoming 2008.
  4. "Critical Notice of Pritchard's Epistemic Luck," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, forthcoming 2008.
  5. "Responses to Critics," Epistemic Value Essays, edited by Duncan Pritchard, forthcoming 2008.
  6. "Propositionalism and Narrow Content," Philosophical Issues Vol. 17, edited by Sosa and Villanueva, forthcoming 2007.
  7. "Contrastivism and Closure," Social Epistemology, forthcoming 2006.
  8. "Epistemic Closure Principles," Brian Weatherson, editor, Philosophy Compass 1/3 (2006): 256–267, 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2006.00027.x.
  9. "On Denying a Presupposition of Sellars' Problem: A Defense of Propositionalism," Veritas, edited by Claudio de Almeida, forthcoming 2006.
  10. "Restriction Strategies for Knowability: Lessons in False Hope," New Essays on Knowability, Joseph Salerno, ed., (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
  11. "Contextualism, Contrastivism, Relevant Alternatives, and Closure," Philosophical Studies, forthcoming.
  12. "Closure and Alternative Possibilities," Oxford Handbook of Skepticism, John Greco, ed., Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
  13. "Two Approaches to Epistemic Defeat," Philosophy in Focus, Deane-Peter Baker, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  14. "Assertion, Knowledge, and Lotteries," Williamson on Knowledge, edited by Duncan Pritchard and Patrick Greenough, Oxford University Press, 2007.
  15. "Nozickian Epistemology and the Value of Knowledge," Philosophical Issues, forthcoming 2005.
  16. "The Value of Knowledge and Truth," Encyclopedia of Philosophy, forthcoming 2005.
  17. "Hell,"The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology, edited by Jerry L. Walls, Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2005.
  18. "Truth and the Epistemic Goal," Contemporary Debates in Epistemology, Matthias Steup and Ernest Sosa, eds., forthcoming 2004.
  19. "Nozickian Epistemology and the Question of Closure," Croatian Journal of Philosophy, special issue edited by Carla Bagnoli, forthcoming 2004.
  20. "Coherentist Theories of Epistemic Justification," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2003.
  21. "Heaven and Hell," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2003.
  22. "Scientific Naturalism and the Value of Knowledge," in Knowledge and Reality: Essays in Honor of Alvin Plantinga, Thomas F. Crisp, ed., (Dordrecht:  Kluwer Publishing Co., 2003).
  23. "Jonathan Edwards on Hell," Jonathan Edwards: Philosophical Theologian, edited by Paul Helm and Oliver Crisp, (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Co., 2003), pp. 1-12.
  24. "Justification and Proper Basing," The Epistemology of Keith Lehrer, Erik Olsson, ed., (Dordrecht:  Kluwer Publishing Co., 2003), pp. 43-62.
  25. "Simple Reliabilism and Agent Reliabilism," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 66.2 (2003), pp. 451-457.
  26. "Propositionalism and the Perspectival Character of Justification," American Philosophical Quarterly 40.1 (2003), pp. 3-18.
  27. "On Behalf of Maverick Molinism," Faith and Philosophy 19.3 (2002), pp. 348-357.
  28. "Omniscience and Eternity: A Reply to Craig," Faith and Philosophy 18 (2001), pp. 369-376.
  29. "Divine Hiddenness: What is the Problem?" The Hiddenness of God, Daniel Howard-Snyder and Paul Moser, eds., (Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2001), pp. 149-163.
  30. "Omniscience, Divine" The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought,Adrian Hastings, Alistair Mason, and Hugh Pyper, eds., (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), pp. 498-499.
  31. "Externalism and Epistemology Worth Doing," The Role of the Empirical (and of the A Priori) in Epistemology, David Henderson and Terry Horgan, eds., The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 38 Supplement (2000), pp. 27-42.
  32. "Zagzebski on Justification," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 60 (2000), pp. 191-196.
  33. "Tennant on Knowability," Michael Hand, co-author, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 77 (1999), pp. 422-428.
  34. "Lewis on Finkish Dispositions," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 59 (1999), pp. 703-710.
  35. "Truth and Superassertibility," Philosophical Studies 93 (1999), pp. 1-19.
  36. "Why Should Inquiring Minds Want to Know?" The Monist 81.3 (1998), pp. 426-451.
  37. "The Epistemic Paradoxes," Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 1998.
  38. "Heaven and Hell," A Companion to the Philosophy of Religion, edited by Philip L. Quinn and Charles Taliaferro, (Oxford: Blackwell, 1997), pp. 562-568.
  39. "In Defense of Coherentism," Journal of Philosophical Research 22 (1997), pp. 299-306.
  40. "The Knowability Paradox and the Prospects for Anti-Realism," Noûs 29 (1996), pp. 481-500.
  41. "Plantinga's Proper Function Theory of Warrant," Warrant and Contemporary Epistemology, J.L. Kvanvig, ed., (Savage, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1996).
  42. "Coherentists' Distractions," Philosophical Topics 23 (1995), pp. 257-75.
  43. "Coherentism: Misconstrual and Misapprehension," Southwest Philosophy Review 11 (1995), pp. 159-68.
  44. "A Critique of Van Fraassen's Voluntaristic Epistemology," Synthese 98 (1994), pp. 325-348.
  45. "A Critical Notice of Alston's Perceiving God," Faith and Philosophy 11.2 (April, 1994), pp. 311-321.
  46. "He Who Lapse Last Lapse Best: Plantinga on Leibniz' Lapse," Southwest Philosophy Review 10 (January, 1994), pp. 137-146.
  47. "Can a Coherence Theory Appeal to Appearance States?" Wayne D. Riggs, co-author, Philosophical Studies 67 (1992), pp. 197-217.
  48. "Hasker on Fatalism," Philosophical Studies 65 (1992), pp. 91-101.
  49. "The Occasionalist Proselytizer: A Modified Catechism," Hugh J. McCann, co-author, Philosophical Perspectives 5: Philosophy of Religion, James E. Tomberlin, ed. (Atascadero, CA: Ridgeview Press, 1991), pp. 587-616.
  50. "The Basic Notion of Justification," Christopher Menzel, co-author, Philosophical Studies 59 (1990), pp. 235-261.
  51. "Theism, Reliabilism and the Cognitive Ideal," Michael J. Beaty, ed., Philosophy and the Christian Faith, (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1990), pp. 71-91.
  52. "Conservatism and Its Virtues," Synthese 79 (1989), pp. 143-163.
  53. "Adams on Actualism and Presentism," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 50.2 (December 1989), pp. 289-298.
  54. "Unknowable Truths and the Doctrine of Omniscience," Journal of the American Academy of Religion 57.3 (Fall 1989), pp. 485-507.
  55. "The Haecceity Theory and Perspectival Limitation," Australasian Journal of Philosophy 67.3 (September 1989), pp. 295-305.
  56. "The Analogy Argument for a Limited Account of Omniscience," International Philosophical Quarterly 29.2 (June 1989), pp. 129-137.
  57. "Divine Conservation and the Persistence of the World," Hugh J. McCann, co-author, Divine and Human Action: Essays in the Metaphysics of Theism, Thomas V. Morris, ed., (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988), pp. 13-49.
  58. "On Lemke's Defense of A Causal Basing Requirement,"Analysis 47.3 (June 1987), pp. 162-167.
  59. ""The Confusion Over Foundationalism," Philosophia 16.3-4 (December 1986), pp. 345-355.
  60. "How to Be a Reliabilist," American Philosophical Quarterly 23.2 (April 1986), pp. 189-198.
  61. "Swain on the Basing Relation," Analysis 45.3 (June 1985), pp. 153-158.
  62. "Is There an 'Us' in 'Justification'?", Synthese 62.1 (January 1985), pp. 63-74.
  63. "Descriptional Theories of Meaning," Southwest Philosophical Review 1.1 (1984), pp. 182-187.
  64. "Credulism," International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 16.2 (1984), pp. 101-110.
  65. "Divine Transcendence" Religious Studies 20 (Summer 1984), pp. 377-387.
  66. "What is Wrong With Minimal Foundationalism?" Erkenntnis 21 (1984), pp. 175-184.
  67. "Subjective Justification," Mind 93 (January 1984), pp. 71-84 (reprinted in Ernest Sosa, ed., Knowledge and Justification Volume II, (Dartmouth Publishing Co., 1995)).
  68. "The Evidentialist Objection," American Philosophical Quarterly 20.1 (January 1983), pp. 47-57.
  69. "Aristotle's Metaphysics," Wisconsin Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy (Spring 1978), pp. 24-30.

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