Do Descartes and st. Thomas agree on the ontological proof?

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 89 (4):413-435 (2008)
Abstract:  Contrary to received opinion, Descartes' view on the merits of the ontological proof may actually agree with that of Thomas Aquinas, whose rejection of the a priori existence proof has stocked the armories of anti-Anselmians ever since. In a rarely noted passage of the First Replies, Descartes claims not to differ in any respect from Thomas on the proof, a claim that gains sense in light of recent work on the Fifth Meditation. That work in turn reveals a well-founded, if surprising, understanding of the Cartesian proof and of Cartesianism's true relation to Thomism.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0114.2008.00328.x
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