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Eric Sotnak

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Eric Sotnak

Name: Eric Sotnak

Birth Year: 1962


  • B.A. Philosophy, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1984.
  • M.A. Philosophy, University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee, 1987.
  • M.A. Philosophy, University of Rochester, 1991 ("interim" masters, Ph.D. track).
  • Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Rochester, 1994.

Title: Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Akron.


Representative Publications:

  • "The Range of Leibnizian Compatibilism" in New Essays on the Rationalists, ed. Charles Heunemann and Rocco Gennaro. Cambridge, MA: Oxford University Press, 1999: 200-223.
  • "Primary and Secondary Divine Decrees in The Leibniz-Arnauld Correspondence." Studia Leibnitiana Band XXVII/1 (1995): 85-103.
  • "Kant and The Impossibility of The Soft Sciences" (with Abhaya Nayak). Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 55:1 (1995): 133-151.

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Modern Library

Eric Sotnak Kalam

The Kalam Cosmological Argument and the Possibility of an Actually Infinite Future (1999) Eric Sotnak This article was originally published in Philo, Vol. 2, No. 2 (1999), pp. 41-52. A skeptic died and to his surprise he found himself before the Pearly Gates facing none other than St. Peter. “Is this heaven?” he asked. “As […]