The ontological argument

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  • The Ontological Argument
    • KANT
      • Existence is NOT a Predicate
      • Existence is part of the concept God, but does not prove that God exists in reality.
      • Norman Malcolm suggestd that necessary existence could be a predicate of God.
        • God's existence is impossible only if it is both self-contradictory and illogical
          • PROBLEM: it is to say that Gpd's existence is possible, but not certain
    • DESCARTES
      • Gassendi said something exists or it does not. They are neither perfect nor imperfect; they simply do not exist.
        • Descartes replied saying that existence is neccessarily a part of the nature or essence of God
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