Kant (1724 - 1804)
- Kant agreed with Descartes about the idea of how a triangle cannot be a triangle unless it has three sides however disagreed with the Ontological argument as a whole.
- He said that God only has a necessary existence if you believe in Him.
- E.g. you could say that a unicorn has one horn, this could be true but it doesn't mean that unicorns exist.
Existence is not a Predicate
- Kant said that there are many things for which without the predicate, a subject would not be a subject e.g. a piano without keys.
- He said, however, that existence is not a predicate of God, and it is easy to think of a being that doesn't exist.
- He came up with the idea of coins - there are no more coins in an imaginary pile…
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