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  • My Objections To Anselm's Ontological Argument
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    In the following I intend to prove that the ontological argument is in and of itself, insufficient in proving that God exists. There are a few problems with the argument that I will be discussing in detail in an attempt to illustrate exactly why 'The Ontological Argument' is unsatisfactory. The Definition of 'Greater's t. Anselm of Canterbury defined God as "that-than-which-a-greater-cannot-be-thought" (Bailey, 2002). The problem with this definition is that the term 'greater' is surely up for i...
  • Argument On The Necessary Existence
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    The Ontological argument is a group of different philosophers arguments for the existence of God. "Ontological" literally means talking about being and so in this case, that being is the existence or being of God. The main component of the Ontological argument can be found in the Anselm's "Proslogion" which is a short work that tries to demonstrate both the existence and the nature of God. His main aim in writing the Proslogion is not to directly prove the existence of God but to moreover, to sh...
  • Argument For The Existence Of God
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    The ontological argument is an argument for the existence of God. It is a reflection on the meaning of the word God; it is an a priori argument. This could be seen as a major strength of the Ontological argument it does not depend on evidence. It is what it is. For example how do we know a bear is an animal? Because as part of the definition of bear we know it is an animal, in the same way God is the definition of God. It is an analytic statement; existence is God as an animal is a bear. Therefo...
  • Purely Logical Argument Of God's Existence
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    Anselm's Ontological Argument And The Philosophers Essay, Anselm's Ontological Argument And The Philosophers Anselm's Ontological Argument and the Philosophers Saint Anselm of Aosta, Bec, and Canterbury, perhaps during a moment of enlightenment or starvation-induced hallucination, succeeded in formulating an argument for God's existence which has been debated for almost a thousand years. It shows no sign of going away soon. It is an argument based solely on reason, distinguishing it from other a...
  • Actual Proof Of God's Existence
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    Anselm's Ontological Argument Anselm " sAnselm's Ontological Argument Essay, Research Paper Anselm's Ontological Argument Saint Anselm's ontological argument seeks to provide an a priori proof (proposition which can be known or justified independent of experience) of God's existence. However, Gaunilo, a contemporary of Anselm and a fellow Catholic, argued that Anselm's ontological argument is invalid, because an argument of the same form could have true premises and a false conclusion therefore,...

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