Anselm's Ontological Argument


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  • Anselm's Ontological Argument
    • a priori
      • based on reason and logic alone
    • Proslogions
      • God is 'that than which nothing greater can be conceived'
    • Psalms 14:1
      • 'The fool says in his heart "there is no God"'
    • First Conclusion
      • God must exist in the mind (in intellectu) as well as in reality (in re)
    • Second Conclusion
      • God has necessary existence
        • it is possible to conceive of a being that cannot not exist
    • ontos (being) logos (study of)
    • Analytic Statment
      • "God exists"
      • a statement that is impossible to doubt
    • "I believe so that I may understand"
      • faith seeking

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