Philosophy Index

Peter van Inwagen

Peter van Inwagen (1942— ) is an American philosopher and professor at the University of Notre Dame, perhaps best known for his work in metaphysics. He is perhaps best known for his work on free will and determinism.

Selected Works

  • An Essay on Free Will (1983)
  • Material Beings (1990)
  • Metaphysics (1993)
  • Ontology, Identity, and Modality (2001)
  • The Problem of Evil (2006)


Name: Peter van Inwagen
Born: 1942
Degrees: Ph.D. (University of Rochester, 1969)
BS (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1965)