Kant's Critique of the Ontological Argument: FAIL

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Steven Merle Duncan
Bellevue Community College
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In this paper, I argue that Kant's famous critique of the Ontological Argument largely begs the question against that argument, and is no better when supplemented by the modern quantificational analysis of "exists." In particular, I argue that the claim, common to Hume and Kant, that conceptual truths can never entail substantive existential claims is false,and thus no ground for rejecting the Ontological Argument.
Keywords Kant  Hume  Ontological Argument  Qunatification Theory
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