Meditation V- of the Essence of Material Things; and, Once more of God, that He exists

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Meditation V  - of the Essence of Material Things; and, Once more of God, that He exists

 

Ontological Argument

 

  • If I conceive a shape, it has certain immutable truths about it (Pythagoras theorem)
    • But you get this from the external world
  • No, as I can imagine shapes I have never experienced and still work out truths of them
  • God is the most supremely perfect being
  • Existence is a perfection
  • Trying to separate existence from God is like trying to separate a mountain from a valley.
  • Therefore, God must exist (a priori analytic truth)

 

Problems

 

  • Existence is not a

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