A Priori Argument Analysis

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Since God exists in our minds then there are two options: either God only exists as an idea in our minds or God exists in both our mind and in reality. Even if God only exists in our minds we are still able to think of God as existing in reality as well. Anselm proposes that something that exists in reality and in the mind is greater than just existing in the mind: “…for it is one thing for an object to exist in someone’s understanding, and another thing for him to think that it exists”. This new idea of God existing is greater than the previous which is absurd since we defined God as that which nothing greater can be conceived. Therefore God must exist in the mind as well as in reality.
This argument is an example of an a priori argument,

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