ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENT - keywords

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  • THE ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENT
    • a priori
      • something which is knowable before exerience
    • analytic
      • True by definition/statement incoherent to doubt
    • contingent
      • Depends on something else for its existence e.g. humans
    • infinte
      • Refers to something that has neither a beginning nor an end e.g. numbers
    • necessary
      • Something which has to be that way and cannot be different, whatever the circumstances
    • ontological
      • The being or nature of God, with relevance to Anselm's Ontological Argument
    • ontos
      • Greek word for "being"
    • predicate
      • A quality/property of an object or subject
    • reductio ad absurdum
      • Reduce to absurdity
    • synthetic
      • A statement/proposistion the truth or falsity of which has to be veriied

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