The Ontological Argument: Descartes.

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  • The Ontological Argument: Descartes.
    • Basis of argument = God is a supremely perfect being.
    • Predicate Definition
      • A quality or property of something.
    • Develops Anselm's argument.
    • God exists because existence is a predicate of perfection.
      • God must exist to avoid being a self contradiction.
      • Trying to imagine God without a predicate of existence = illogical.
    • Triangle Argument
      • Analytical statement.
      • A triangle has three sides and angles that add up to 180 degrees.
        • If any features of this triangle are removed, it would no longer be a triangle.
          • The same is true if you removed the predicate of existence from the concept of God.


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