ontological argument, from St. Anselm to contemporary philosophers.

by Alvin Plantinga

Publisher: Anchor Books in Garden City, N.Y

Written in English
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  • God -- Proof, Ontological

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StatementWith an introd. by Richard Taylor.
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LC ClassificationsBT101.A1 P55
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Paginationxviii, 180 p.
Number of Pages180
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I write this book primarily for philosophers, and philosophers are by and large interested in St. Anselm (–) for one thing: his formulation of the so-called Ontological Argument for God’s existence. Prayer vs. Knowledge: A Critique of Anselm's Ontological Argument Annotated Bibliography Julia Kloess Below are the works consulted for the fall semester research paper for PAS Catechism I with Holy Apostles College and Seminary. “Prayer vs Knowledge: A Critique of Anselm's Ontological Argument” examines St. Anselm's ontological argument from the Proslogion and demonstrates its. Anselm of Canterbury (circa ), also called of Aosta for his birthplace, and of Bec for his home monastery, was a Benedictine monk, a philosopher, and a prelate of the church who held the office of Archbishop of Canterbury from to Called the founder of scholasticism, he is famous as the originator of the ontological argument for the existence of God. This Unit will run through some of the classical and modern examples of these forms of arguments. Chapter 8, The Ontological Argument & The Lost Island Objection by St. Anselm and Gaunilo of Marmoutiers (respectively), cover an interesting argument that attempts to prove God exists using pure reason while the other replies using an analogy to.

Author of Warranted Christian belief, Faith and rationality, The Nature of Necessity, God, freedom, and evil, Warrant, Knowledge of God, The ontological argument, from St. Anselm to contemporary philosophers, God and other minds. Unrelated to your main point here, but still under the topic of misunderstanding Anselm: under the revisions portion of the article it states "Obviously St. Anselm thought this argument was valid and persuasive, and it still has occasional defenders, but many contemporary philosophers believe that the ontological argument, as St. Anselm. Deane, Sidney Norton (), St. Anselm: Proslogium, Monologium, an Appendix in Behalf of the Fool by Gaunilon, and Cur Deus Homo with an Introduction, Bibliography, and Reprints of the Opinions of Leading Philosophers and Writers on the Ontological Argument, Chicago: Open Court Publishing Co. (Republished and expanded as St. Anselm: Basic.

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One must read gingerly through The Ontological Argument from St. Anslem to Contemporary Philosophers. The book is not for rank beginners to the subject.

There are excerpts the works of philosophers who tackled the Ontological proof for God's existence, in their own words, with little editorial guidance/5(4). Ontological argument, Argument that proceeds from the idea of God to the reality of was first clearly formulated by St.

Anselm in his Proslogion (–78); a later famous version is given by René began with the concept of God as that than which nothing greater can be conceived.

To think of such a being as existing only in thought and not also in reality involves a. The ontological argument is the attempt to prove, simply from an examination of the concept of God, that the being to which that concept would apply must in fact exist.

The ontological argument in major philosophers: This argument was developed first by St Anselm. It was critized and somewhat ambivalently rejected by Thomas Aquinas. 18 St. Anselm – On the Ontological Proof of God’s Existence Prosologion. Chapter II. Truly there is a God, although the fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.

And so, Lord, do thou, who dost give understanding to faith, give me, so far as thou knowest it to be profitable, to understand that thou art as we believe; and that thou art that which we believe. Anselm of Canterbury. Wikipedia's reprint from the scholarly Encyclopedia Britannica on Anselm's life and works.; Anselm, "The Ontological Argument" A short selection of Anselm's argument from Proslogium 2 in the online Reading for Philosophical Inquiry on this site.

Ontological Arguments. A good discussion with extensive links to the history, classification, and classic objections to. - Anselm, St. Anselm: Basic Writings. Translated by S.N. Deane (Second edition; Open Court Publishing, ). As quoted in Diogenes Allen and Eric O. Springsted (eds), Primary Readings in Philosophy for Understanding Theology (Louisville, Kentucky: WJKP, ) Anselm's ontological argument is one of the classical proofs for the existence of God.

Publisher description: St Anselm of Canterbury () was one of the greatest Christian writers of medieval gh best known as the inventor of the famous ‘ontological argument’ for God’s existence, from St.

Anselm to contemporary philosophers. book writings cover all the chief aspects of Christian doctrine and have been a major influence on western theology.

Saint Anselm's Ontological Argument St Anselm, Canterbury Cathedral Before moving on to discuss Thomas Aquinas' conceptions of Truth, Beauty and Goodness, I'd like to take a brief detour to consider one of his medieval predecessors, Saint Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury.

The origins of the Ontological Argument are usually seen in the writings of St Anselm of Canterbury. Anselm's "argument" in Proslogion 2 was a reflection or prayer rather than a formal piece of.

Explain whether you think St. Anselm believes understanding the nature of ontological argument belief is a necessary condition for believing in the nature and existence of God. As clearly as possible, restate Anselm's ontological argument.

Clearly explain what St. Anselm means when he writes there is only one way God can be conceived not to exist. Anselm’s Ontological Argument and the Philosophers Saint Anselm of Aosta, Bec, and Canterbury, perhaps during a moment of enlightenment or starvation-induced hallucination, succeeded in formulating an argument for God’s existence which has been debated for almost a thousand years.

Immanuel Kant put forward an influential criticism of the ontological argument in his Critique of Pure Reason. His criticism is primarily directed at Descartes, but also attacks Leibniz. It is shaped by his central distinction between analytic and synthetic an analytic proposition, the predicate concept is contained in its subject concept; in a synthetic proposition, the.

The arguments attempt to prove God's existence from the meaning of the word God. The ontological argument was introduced by Anselm of Canterbury in his book Proslogion.

Anselm's classical argument was based on two principals and the two most involved in this is St Anselm of Canterbury as previously mentioned and Rene Descartes. Anselm’s Ontological Argument for the Existence of God Anselm’s argument is an a priori argument; that is, it is an argument that is independent of experience and based solely on concepts and logical relations, like a mathematical proof.

The form of the argument is that of a reductio ad absurdum argument. Such an argument works like this. Buy Ontological Argument From ST Anselm To Contemporary Philosophers by Plantinga, Alvin (ed.) (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 2.

That's not to say that the ontological argument is tenable, but probably only a small number of philosophers are going to be intimately familiar with it. The fact that we talk about "the" ontological argument, as though Anselm and Descartes were saying substantively the same thing, reveals what a niche subject of study this really is.

William L. Rowe - - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 65 (2) - The Ontological Argument From Descartes to Hegel. Kevin J. Harrelson - - Humanity s: Alvin Plantinga, University of Notre Dame. The Ontological Argument, a critique from a Thomistic perspective by J.

Anthony Gaughan (Kingdom Books, €) Donal Murray In this book, Fr Tony Gaughan has undertaken a careful and thorough reflection on what Patrick Masterson, President Emeritus of UCD, describes in his foreword as “one of philosophy’s perennial and still fascinating preoccupations”.

Generations of philosophers. 8 The Ontological Argument and The Lost Island Objection St. Anselm and Gaunilo of Marmoutiers Anselm’s “Ontological Argument” 14 Therefore, Lord, you who give knowledge of the faith, give me as much knowledge as you know to be fitting for me, because you.

understanding Anselm, but merely reproduces Gaunilo's objection against Proslogion III in Pro Insipiente VII (namely, that God 1 On the chronology cf. Eschmann, "A Catalogue of St. Thomas's Works," Appendix to Etienne Gilson, The Christian Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, trans, by L.

Shook (New York: Random House, ), pp. One must read gingerly through The Ontological Argument from St. Anslem to Contemporary Philosophers. The book is not for rank beginners to the subject. There are excerpts the works of philosophers who tackled the Ontological proof for God's existence, in their own words, with little editorial guidance/5.

The Ontological argument | The Falsities of St. Anselm. The ontological argument is one of the earliest theological proofs for the existence of the Abrahamic monotheistic God. In the late classical period a Catholic monk and patron saint named St.

Anselm of Canterbury (/ A.D.) is widely considered to be its original author. The Ontological Argument was, and still is, a hot-topic for debate among philosophers; many famous philosophers have published criticisms of the theory including Immanuel Kant and St.

Thomas Aquinas. This obviously raises questions regarding whether or not this argument works. Anselm's Ontological Argument and the Philosophers A Saint Anselm of Aosta, Bec, and Canterbury, perhaps during a moment of enlightenment or starvation-induced hallucination, succeeded in formulating an argument for God's existence which has been debated for almost a thousand years.

It shows no sign of going away soon. It is an argument based solely on reason, distinguishing it from. Alvin Plantinga: The Ontological Argument, from St. Anselm to Contemporary Philosophers, Garden City, New York, Anchor Books, Katherine Rogers: Can Christianity be Proven.

Saint Anselm on Faith and Reason, dans Anselm Studies, vol. 2 (). Download Citation | Ontological Arguments | “Ontological Arguments” In this chapter, Lorkowski first delineates three families of arguments in natural theology based on common features.

The. This is a fine introduction to one of the most frustrating arguments in the history of the philosophy of religion. The argument is (essentially) that the concept of a supreme being must include that being's existence, and since the supreme being is defined as the greatest conceivable, and a being that exists is clearly greater than one that does not, then a supreme being must exist/5(6).

This book is a study of ontological arguments for the existence of God. These arguments are supposed to have premises that are knowable a priori.

On one simple version of an ontological argument, God is by definition a being that has every perfection, Reviews: 2. Click to read more about The Ontological Argument: From St. Anselm to Contemporary Philosophers by Alvin Plantinga. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers/5(1).

Ontological Argument and the Philosophers by Anselm: Saint Anselm of Aosta, Bec, and Canterbury, perhaps during a moment of enlightenment or starvation-induced hallucination, succeeded in formulating an argument for God's existence which has been debated for almost a thousand years. It shows no sign of going away soon.

The Ontological Argument was founded by St Anselm. St Anselm was the Archbishop of Canterbury in the late 11th century and was an avid philosopher. Anselm most famous work was a book called Proslogion.

He outlined the Ontological Argument in parts two and three of Proslogion.Anselm's Ontological Argument and the Philosophers Saint Anselm of Aosta, Bec, and Canterbury, perhaps during a moment of enlightenment or starvation-induced hallucination, succeeded in formulating an argument for God's existence which has been debated for almost a thousand years.

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