David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Faith and Philosophy 13 (1):50-67 (1996)
Anselm claimed that his Proslogion was a “single argument” sufficient to prove “that God truly exists,” that God is “the supreme good requiring nothing else,” as well as to prove “whatever we believe regarding the divine Being.” In this paper we show how Anselm’s argument in the Proslogion and in his Reply to Gaunilo can be reconstructed as a single argument. A logically elegant result is that the various stages of Anselm’s argument are validated by standard axioms from contemporary modal logic
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Gary Mar (1996). The Modal Unity of Anselm's Proslogion. Faith and Philosophy 13 (1):50-67.
Brian Leftow (2002). Anselm's Neglected Argument. Philosophy 77 (3):331-347.
Ian Logan (2008). Reading Anselm's Proslogion: The History of Anselm's Argument and its Significance Today. Ashgate Pub. Ltd..
Nancy Kendrick (2011). The Non-Christian Influence on Anselm's Proslogion Argument. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 69 (2):73-89.
Tomasz Jarmużek, Maciej Nowicki & Andrzej Pietruszczak (2006). An Outline of the Anselmian Theory of God. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 91 (1):317-330.
Clint I. Barrett (2011). A Careful Reading of St. Anselm's Ontological Argument. Philosophy and Theology 23 (2):217-230.
Richard DeWitt & R. James Long (2007). Richard Rufus's Reformulations of Anselm's Proslogion Argument. International Philosophical Quarterly 47 (3):329-347.
Toivo J. Holopainen (2007). Anselm's Argumentum and the Early Medieval Theory of Argument. Vivarium 45 (1):1-29.
Lydia Schumacher (2011). The Lost Legacy of Anselm's Argument: Re-Thinking the Purpose of Proofs for the Existence of God. Modern Theology 27 (1):87 - 101.
Gregory B. Sadler (2006). Mercy and Justice in St. Anselm's Proslogion. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 80 (1):41-61.
Philip Hugly & Charles Sayward (1990). Offices and God. Sophia 29:29-34.
Anselm (1979). St. Anselm's Proslogion with a Reply on Behalf of the Fool. University of Notre Dame Press.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads9 ( #159,722 of 1,102,883 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #62,002 of 1,102,883 )
How can I increase my downloads?