Think 14 (40):101-107 (2015)

This paper shows that a recent, simplified version of St. Anselm's proof of the existence of God has its flank open to Gaunilo's objection. Reformulating Anselm's line of reasoning in terms of the distinction between mediated and unmediated causal powers, as the simplified proof does, makes it harder for Anselm's supporters to refute the objection that the ontological argument absurdly entails the existence of all kinds of fictional entities
Keywords Anselm  Ontological Argument  Gaunilo  Gareth Matthews  Lynne Baker
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DOI 10.1017/s1477175615000081
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