# Alexander Pruss

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## Why Is Alexander Pruss Influential?

(Suggest an Edit or Addition)According to Wikipedia, Alexander Robert Pruss is a Canadian philosopher and mathematician. He is currently a professor of philosophy and the co-director of graduate studies in philosophy at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

## Alexander Pruss's Published Works

### Published Works

- A new cosmological argument (1999) (51)
- The Leibnizian Cosmological Argument (2009) (47)
- The Principle of Sufficient Reason: A Reassessment (2006) (40)
- Discrete convolution-rearrangement inequalities and the Faber-Krahn inequality on regular trees (1998) (34)
- On Two Problems of Divine Simplicity (2008) (31)
- Omnipresence, Multilocation, the Real Presence and Time Travel (2013) (28)
- Stratified Archaeological Evidence and Compared Periodizations in the Syrian Jezirah during the Third Millennium BC (2000) (24)
- Incompatibilism proved (2013) (23)
- Probability, Regularity, and Cardinality (2013) (22)
- Randomly sampled Riemann sums and complete convergence in the law of large numbers for a case without identical distribution (1996) (21)
- I Was Once a Fetus: That Is Why Abortion Is Wrong (2011) (21)
- A bounded N-tuplewise independent and identically distributed counterexample to the CLT (1998) (20)
- Infinitesimals are too small for countably infinite fair lotteries (2014) (19)
- Infinity, Causation, and Paradox (2018) (18)
- The Actual and the Possible (2007) (18)
- The Hume-Edwards Principle and the Cosmological Argument (1998) (18)
- The Cardinality Objection to David Lewis's Modal Realism (2001) (18)
- One Body: An Essay in Christian Sexual Ethics (2012) (17)
- A Gödelian ontological argument improved (2009) (17)
- Null probability, dominance and rotation (2013) (16)
- Infinite Lotteries, Perfectly Thin Darts and Infinitesimals (2012) (15)
- A Counterexample to Plantinga’s Free Will Defense (2012) (14)
- Social Evil (2010) (14)
- A strictly stationary, "causal," 5-tuplewise independent counterexample to the central limit theorem (2008) (14)
- Sincerely Asserting What You Do Not Believe (2012) (14)
- A response to Oppy, and to Davey and Clifton (2002) (13)
- David Lewis's counterfactual arrow of time (2003) (12)
- Popper Functions, Uniform Distributions and Infinite Sequences of Heads (2015) (12)
- A two-sided estimate in the Hsu--Robbins--Erdös law of large numbers (1997) (11)
- A COMPARISON INEQUALITY FOR SUMS OF INDEPENDENT RANDOM VARIABLES (1998) (10)
- Comparisons between tail probabilities of sums of independent symmetric random variables (1997) (10)
- ANOTHER STEP IN DIVINE COMMAND DIALECTICS (2009) (10)
- The Eucharist: Real Presence and Real Absence (2011) (10)
- Underdetermination of infinitesimal probabilities (2021) (10)
- Nonexistence of Maxima for Perturbations of Some Inequalities with Critical Growth (1996) (9)
- Possibility is not consistency (2015) (9)
- Regular probability comparisons imply the Banach–Tarski Paradox (2014) (9)
- A new free-will defence (2003) (9)
- Divine Creative Freedom (2016) (9)
- A maximal inequality for partial sums of finite exchangeable sequences of random variables (1998) (9)
- The ontological argument and the motivational centres of lives (2010) (8)
- A restricted Principle of Sufficient Reason and the cosmological argument (2004) (8)
- A strictly stationary, N-tuplewise independent counterexample to the central limit theorem (2009) (8)
- Atlas of preclassical Upper Mesopotamia (2004) (8)
- Conjunctions, Disjunctions and Lewisian Semantics for Counterfactuals (2007) (8)
- on the Finite (2008) (8)
- The existence of God (2003) (7)
- Cooperation with past Evil and Use of Cell-Lines Derived from Aborted Fetuses (2004) (7)
- A Traveling Forms Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics (2017) (7)
- Evil and the problem of anomaly (2014) (7)
- Correction to John D. Norton “How to build an infinite lottery machine” (2018) (7)
- Two Kinds of Invariance of Full Conditional Probabilities (2013) (7)
- On Spătaru's Extension of the Hsu-Robbins-Erdős Law of Large Numbers (1996) (7)
- Lying and Speaking Your Interlocutor’s Language (2017) (7)
- Christian Sexual Ethics and Teleological Organicity (2017) (6)
- Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing (2005) (6)
- Complicity, fetal tissue, and vaccines. (2006) (6)
- Symmetrization Inequalities for Difference Equations on Graphs (1999) (6)
- Probability and the Open Future View (2010) (6)
- On the central limit theorem for negatively correlated random variables with negatively correlated squares (2000) (6)
- Fine- and Coarse-Tuning, Normalizability, and Probabilistic Reasoning (2005) (6)
- Steiner symmetry, horizontal convexity and some Dirichlet problems (1997) (5)
- Properties of extremal functions for some nonlinear functionals on Dirichlet spaces (1996) (5)
- Infinity, Paradox, and Mathematics (2018) (5)
- Figurines and Model Vehicles (2011) (5)
- On Three Problems of Divine Simplicity (2009) (5)
- Problems with plurals (2015) (5)
- Human organisms begin to exist at fertilization (2017) (5)
- From restricted to full omniscience (2010) (5)
- A GÖDELIAN ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENT IMPROVED EVEN MORE (2012) (5)
- Cosmological and Design Arguments (2007) (5)
- Explaining counterfactuals of freedom (2013) (5)
- The essential divine-perfection objection to the free-will defence (2008) (4)
- Avoiding Dutch Books despite inconsistent credences (2020) (4)
- Proper Scoring Rules and Domination (2021) (4)
- PROPHECY WITHOUT MIDDLE KNOWLEDGE (2007) (4)
- Symmetrization, green’s functions, harmonic measures and difference equations (1996) (4)
- Might All Infinities Be the Same Size? (2020) (4)
- Śamkara's principle and two ontomystical arguments (2001) (4)
- Thomas Aquinas' Trinitarian Theology: A Study in Theological Method (2005) (4)
- The accomplishment of plans: a new version of the principle of double effect (2013) (4)
- Linear extensions of orders invariant under abelian group actions (2013) (4)
- Nestes Modes, ’Qua’ and the Incarnation (2014) (4)
- Non-classical probabilities invariant under symmetries (2021) (4)
- The Principle of Sufficient Reason and Probability (2017) (3)
- One-dimensional random walks, decreasing rearrangements and discrete Steiner symmetrization (1997) (3)
- A general Hsu-Robbins-Erdős Type estimate of tail probabilities of sums of independent identically distributed random variables (1998) (3)
- Three counterexamples for a question concerning Green’s functions and circular symmetrization (1996) (3)
- NECESSARY AND SUFFICIENT CONDITIONS FOR DOMINATION RESULTS FOR PROPER SCORING RULES (2021) (3)
- Radial rearrangement, harmonic measures and extensions of Beurling's shove theorem (1999) (2)
- Brower and Rea's Constitution Account of the Trinity (2009) (2)
- Accuracy, probabilism and Bayesian update in infinite domains (2022) (2)
- Skepticism and the principle of sufficient reason (2020) (2)
- Patterns of distribution : How terracotta figurines were traded (Pls I-II) (2000) (2)
- Remarks on summability of series formed of deviation probabilities of sums of independent identically distributed random variables (1996) (2)
- Other Times: Philosophical Perspectives on Past, Present and Future David Cockburn Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997, xiv + 355 pp., $59.95 (2000) (2)
- A response to Almeida and Judisch (2003) (2)
- Not Out of Lust but in Accordance with Truth: Theological and Philosophical Reflections on Sexuality and Reality (2003) (2)
- An Open Infinite Future is Impossible (2016) (2)
- The last centuries of the 3rd millennium in the Syrian Ǧezīra (2013) (2)
- The Badness of Being Certain of a Falsehood is at Least 1/(Log 4 − 1) Times Greater than the Value of Being Certain of a Truth (2012) (2)
- A Deflationary Theory Of Diachronic Identity (2012) (2)
- A remark on non-existence of an algebra norm for the algebra of continuous functions on a topological space admitting an unbounded continuous function (1995) (2)
- The A-theory of time and induction (2011) (1)
- DOMINATION FOR FINITE PROPER SCORING RULES (2023) (1)
- The dialectics of accuracy arguments for probabilism (2023) (1)
- Time without Creation (2014) (1)
- Christian Faith and Belief (2002) (1)
- Artificial Intelligence and Personal Identity (2009) (1)
- On the Law of Large Numbers for Nonmeasurable Identically Distributed Random Variables (2012) (1)
- ON CHRISTIAN THEISM AND UNRESTRICTED COMPOSITION (2019) (1)
- A Synopsis of The Euro-Syrian Excavations at Tell Beydar (2013) (1)
- Independent Tests and the Log‐Likelihood‐Ratio Measure of Confirmation (2014) (1)
- Sceptical Theism, the Butterfly Effect and Bracketing the Unknown (2017) (1)
- TONER ON JUDGMENT AND ETERNALISM (2008) (1)
- Privation in the Problem of Evil (2019) (1)
- Being Sure and Being Confident That You Won’t Lose Confidence (2016) (1)
- Conditionals and Conditional Probabilities without Triviality (2019) (1)
- Lies and Dishonest Endorsements (2010) (1)
- Excavations in Field P in the years 2004-2009 (2011) (1)
- A Remark on the Moser-Aubin Inequality for Axially Symmetric Functions on the Sphere (1999) (1)
- The Principle of Sufficient Reason: Explanation of Negative States of Affairs (2006) (0)
- Metaphysical Possibility and Necessity (2018) (0)
- Post’s Critiques of Omniscience and of Talk of All True Propositions (2003) (0)
- From Modal Uniformity (2018) (0)
- Non-Classical Probabilities Invariant Under Symmetries [corrected] (2020) (0)
- PR ] 1 4 O ct 2 02 0 CONDITIONAL , REGULAR HYPERREAL AND QUALITATIVE PROBABILITIES INVARIANT UNDER SYMMETRIES (2020) (0)
- What Survives the Criticisms of the PSR (2006) (0)
- Robes of honor and blindfolded petitioners. Audiences in the Ancient Near East (2019) (0)
- Strict dominance and symmetry (2023) (0)
- From Necessary Abstracta to Necessary Concreta (2018) (0)
- The Principle of Sufficient Reason: Inference to the Best or Only Explanation (2006) (0)
- Supertasks and Deterministic Paradoxes (2018) (0)
- Infinitesimals are too small for countably infinite fair lotteries (2013) (0)
- THE DEGREE-GENUS FORMULA FOR NON-SINGULAR COMPLEX ALGEBRAIC CURVES (2009) (0)
- Correction: Non-classical probabilities invariant under symmetries (2022) (0)
- God, Chance and Evolution (2021) (0)
- How Not to Reconcile the Creation of Human Beings with Evolution (2007) (0)
- A classical way forward for the regularity and normalization problems (2021) (0)
- LEGAL REGULATION OF THE COURT WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF JURORS AS A COMPONENT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF RUSSIA (2020) (0)
- Underdetermination of infinitesimal probabilities (2018) (0)
- The Principle of Sufficient Reason: Bibliography (2006) (0)
- Arguments against a Necessary Being (2018) (0)
- 1. Really Statistical Explanations and Genetic Drift Really Statistical Explanations and Genetic Drift (pp. 169-188) (2013) (0)
- Book Review: Atheism And Theism (1999) (0)
- Programs, Bugs, DNA and a Design Argument (2013) (0)
- Discrete Time and Space (2018) (0)
- From Possible Causes II (2018) (0)
- From the Polya-Szego symmetrization inequality for Dirichlet integrals to comparison theorems for p.d.e.'s on manifolds (1998) (0)
- The Principle of Sufficient Reason: Inductive Skepticism (2006) (0)
- Presentation of the Aquinas Medal (2007) (0)
- A New Way to Reconcile Creation with Current Biological Science (2011) (0)
- Refinement, Alternatives, and Extensions (2018) (0)
- Erratum for "Conditionals and Conditional Probabilities without Triviality" (2020) (0)
- Paradoxical Lotteries (2018) (0)
- J.J.C. Smart and J.J. Haldane, ATHEISM & THEISM (2020) (0)
- Conditional, Regular Hyperreal and Regular Qualitative Probabilities Invariant Under Symmetries (2020) (0)
- The Principle of Sufficient Reason: Free Will (2006) (0)
- A Modern Version of the Hume Objection (2006) (0)
- The Organization of Labor at Tell Beydar (2020) (0)
- Problems for Christian Natural Theology (2012) (0)
- The Principle of Sufficient Reason: The Causal Principle and the PSR (2006) (0)
- Rick Hauser, Reading Figurines (Bibliotheca Mesopotamica 28), Malibu 2007 (2012) (0)
- The Principle of Sufficient Reason: Modal Arguments (2006) (0)
- The Cosmos as a Work of Art in advance (2022) (0)
- Skepticism and the principle of sufficient reason (2020) (0)
- Are backwards-inﬁnite causal sequences possible? (2019) (0)
- A First Cause (2018) (0)
- An Argument from Possible Causes (2018) (0)
- PR ] 2 0 O ct 2 02 0 NON-CLASSICAL PROBABILITIES INVARIANT UNDER SYMMETRIES (2020) (0)
- Leibnizian Cosmological Arguments (2017) (0)
- Is the Universe Reasonable (2006) (0)
- Infinite Regresses (2018) (0)
- Human Beings Among the Beasts (2021) (0)
- An Argument from Contingency (2018) (0)
- The Principle of Sufficient Reason: Three Thomistic Arguments (2006) (0)
- Turning Leibniz against the PSR (2006) (0)
- The Axiom of Choice Machine (2018) (0)
- Reflections on Some Historical Episodes (2006) (0)
- The accomplishment of plans: a new version of the principle of double effect (2012) (0)
- The Anti-theological Argument That There Are No Necessary Beings (2006) (0)
- Abortifacient effects of contraception and the Principle of Double Effect (2017) (0)
- The Argument from Counterfactuals (2018) (0)
- Regular probability comparisons imply the Banach–Tarski Paradox (2014) (0)
- Conclusions (2018) (0)
- The Principle of Sufficient Reason: Modal Fatalism (2006) (0)
- The Puzzle of the Everyday Applicability of the PSR (2006) (0)
- Correction to John D. Norton “How to build an infinite lottery machine” (2017) (0)
- Counseling Lesser and Proportionate Evils in advance: A Principled Defense (2020) (0)
- Timothy L. Smith, Thomas Aquinas' Trinitarian Theology: A Study in Theological Method . Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2003. Pp. xiii, 258; 1 black-and-white figure and 1 diagram. $59.95. (2005) (0)
- Popper Functions, Uniform Distributions and Infinite Sequences of Heads (2014) (0)
- The Principle of Sufficient Reason: The Nature of Possibility (2006) (0)
- JJC Smart and JJ Haldane: Atheism and Theism (1999) (0)
- Altruism, Normalcy, and God (2013) (0)
- FAITH, PARADOX, REASON AND THE ARGUMENTUM SPIRITUS SANCTI IN CLIMACUS AND KIERKEGAARD∗ (2001) (0)
- A Closure Ritual at Tell Beydar (2012) (0)
- Professor Lucas’ second epistemic way (1999) (0)
- One Body: Overview (2018) (0)
- Sexuality as Secularly Sacred (2021) (0)
- The Divine Belief Theory of Truth: Might It Work? (2015) (0)
- Probability and Decision Theory (2018) (0)
- The Argument from Perfections (2018) (0)
- Possibility is not consistency (2014) (0)
- The Principle of Sufficient Reason and the Causal Principle (2006) (0)
- Developmental Theism: From Pure Will to Unbounded Love, by Peter Forrest. (2009) (0)
- Finds from Field P (2011) (0)
- Paradoxes of infinity and the first cause (2019) (0)

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