Ontological argument

izzym's version from 2015-04-27 19:57


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GauniloWrote on behalf of the fool - apply the same logic to an island - things that exist are greater than things that don't exist - we can think of a perfect island so it must exist - but it doesn't
DescartesWe are all born with an understanding of what God is - omni qualities - analogy of a triangle - existence is part of the essence of God, as is 180 degrees on a triangle - God's existence is proven like mathematics - God is a supremely perfect being, property of perfection is existence, therefore God exists
KantExistence is not a predicate, not characteristic of anything - applying existence to something doesn't add anything to it - merely stating that the object is actualised - circular logic - we have to accept that God exists necessarily in order to come to the conclusion that God exists necessarily