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  1. John Edward Abbruzzese (2008). Do Descartes and St. Thomas Agree on the Ontological Proof? Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 89 (4):413-435.
    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, (...)
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  2. John Edward Abbruzzese (2007). A Reply to Cunning on the Nature of True and Immutable Natures. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 15 (1):155 – 167.
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  3. John Edward Abbruzzese (2007). The Structure of Descartes's Ontological Proof. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 15 (2):253 – 282.
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  4. John Edward Abbruzzese (2002). True and Immutable Natures in Descartes's Ontological Proof. Dissertation, Brown University
    In the fifth of his Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes offers a version of the ontological proof for the existence of God. As Caterus argues in the First Objections, however, it seems that if this argument were valid, then so also would be any number of absurd arguments, for insofar as Descartes infers that God exists from the fact that existence belongs to His essence, we should also be able to infer that other objects---the fictitious existing lion, say---exist on similar (...)
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