Gaunilo's Criticisms of the Ontological Argument

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  • Gaunilo's Criticisms of The Ontological Argument
    • French monk
    • Contempory of Anselm
    • On Behalf of the Fool
      • parody of the Perfect Island
    • 'it is never legitimate to pass from the realm of concepts to the realm of existents'
    • Parallel argument
    • reductio ad absurdum argument
    • cannot define things into existence
    • Anselm's possible reply
      • unlike the island, God has necessay existence
      • there is no 'intrinsic maxim' to Gaunilo's perfect island


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