Peter van Inwagen

Peter  van Inwagen


John Cardinal O'Hara 
Professor of Philosophy

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Department of Philosophy
University of Notre Dame
100 Malloy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556-4619

Phone: (574) 631-5910

Office: 116 Malloy
Office Hours:  by appointment


Ph.D. University of Rochester

Areas of Interest

Metaphysics, Philosophical Theology


Most of Professor van Inwagen's work is available at:


  • Existence: Essays in Ontology, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press
  • (co-edited with Dean Zimmerman), Persons: Human and Divine (2007)
  • The Problem of Evil (2006)
  • ed., Christian Faith and the Problem of Evil (2004)
  • Ontology, Identity, and Modality (2001)
  • (co-edited with Dean Zimmerman), Metaphysics: The Big Questions (1998)
  • The Possibility of Resurrection and Other Essays in Christian Apologetics(1997)
  • God, Knowledge and Mystery (1995)
  • Metaphysics (1993, 2002, 2009)
  • Material Beings (1990)
  • (co-edited with James Tomberlin), Alvin Plantinga (1985)
  • An Essay on Free Will (1983)
  • ed., Time and Cause: Essays Presented to Richard Taylor (1980)