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  • Exposing the Weakness of Saint Anselm of Canterbury’s Ontological Argument

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    Exposing the Weakness of Saint Anselm of Canterbury’s Ontological Argument In a world of scientific inquiry, atheism, and the assassination of God, we are often neglectful of our Glorious God’s existence. With new theories of neuropsychology, quantum physics, gene therapy, evolution, and psychobiology, we are constantly forced to edge God out of our lives, to be replaced with cold, empty scientific thought. What, with meme theory, genetic predisposition, evolutionary spontaneous generation

  • Analysis Of Proslogion By Anselm

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    Anselm, in his work “Proslogion”, attempts to answer the question “Does God exist in reality?” based on the reason and understanding, temporary excluding faith for the sake of argument. Anselm’s ontological argument widely reflects the main themes of medieval philosophy of religion, which are compatibility between the divine attributes and theism in opposition to skepticism and naturalistic schemes. Arguing for the monotheism, in other words, existence of the single God, the author actually assumes

  • The Proslogion By Saint Anselm

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    In the book, The Proslogion, written by Saint Anselm, we find the Ontological Argument. This argument made by Saint Anselm gives us proofs that he believes helps prove the existence of God. Anselm gives many reasons as to why the simple understanding of God can help prove that God himself exists, as well as mentioning how the idea of God cannot be thought not to exist. Though this argument has been looked at by people such as Guanilo, a monk, whose response to Anselm 's proofs was trying to say that

  • Proslogion And Exchange With Gaunilo, And Treatise On God

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    There are two arguments going on in this article, “Proslogion and Exchange with Gaunilo” and “Treatise on God”. It is an ontological argument between Anselm, Gaunilo, and Aquinas. I like this article because it is about god is real or not. Anselm is born in Aosta, in 1033. He wants his readers to believe that god does not exist but he is in our thoughts. If there is something better than god is foolish. He is saying in his article that,” Better to be just than unjust, and better to be happy than

  • Dale Barlet. Philosophy 100. Professor Mcandrews. 3/28/17.

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    Dale Barlet Philosophy 100 Professor McAndrews 3/28/17 In Proslogion, Anselm argues God’s existence using what has come to be known as the ontological argument. Using the ontological argument, Anselm disproves “the fools” belief that there is no God. However, Anselm does not give enough backing to his arguments. This is particularly true in the fourth point, that it is conceivable that God exists in reality. Although I agree with Anselm, he gives no evidence to support why it is conceivable that

  • Anselm's Ontological Argument Analysis

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    In the Proslogion written by Anselm of Canterbury, Anselm gives his ontological argument of how God exists. This essay explains that Anselm’s argument of God’s existence works. In particular, I will show that Anselm’s ontological argument makes sense by showing that the statements that logically contribute to the existence of God. In Anselm’s ontological argument, he states that God means something than which greater can be thought. In other words, “God is whatever it is better to be than not

  • The 's Ontological Proof For The Existence Of God Essay

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    In his Proslogion, written in 1077-1078, St. Anselm of Canterbury, introduced the first formulation of his ontological proof for the existence of God. In an effort to gain a deeper knowledge and acquaintance with his creator, Anselm set out to logically deduce God’s existence from the very definition of God. In the Proslogion he writes, “God is that which a greater cannot be thought. Whoever understands this properly, understands that this being exists in such a way that he cannot, even in thought

  • Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Essay

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    As surely as the possibility of God’s existence is self-evident to mankind, so it seems is the possibility of His non-existence. While virtually every culture throughout history has believed in at least one deity, the arguments for and against the existence of Christianity’s God have raged on for centuries. In his Institutes, John Calvin argued that God planted the knowledge of His existence in the heart of every man, saying: That there exists in the human mind, and indeed by natural instinct, some

  • Anselm Faith Seeking Understanding

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    Faith Seeking Understanding Saint Anselm of Canterbury is without a doubt one of the most influential Christian Philosophers. He “discovered” the Ontological Argument and is well known for his doctrine of atonement. He did not stop here however, he also worked in areas such as the following: “understanding the aspects and unity of the divine nature; the extent of our possible knowledge and understanding of the divine nature; the complex nature of the will and its involvement in free choice; the

  • The 's Ontological Argument : What Does The Only Way God?

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    which he cities many references in his work. Although Anselm had many different viewpoints and points of view his most famous views was his concept of his Ontological argument. His Ontological argument is portrayed in his most noted work called Proslogion. “Anselm notes the only way God can be conceived of not to exist is to conceive of the word "God" not existing since this kind of perfection implies existence.” (Watson 2) St. Anselm was a devoted believer in God and wanted to prove God’s existence