Ontological arguments

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2014)
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Latest version of my SEP entry on ontological arguments, which first appeared in 1996. General discussion of ontological arguments. Includes a brief historical overview, a taxonomy of different kinds of ontological arguments, a brief survey of objections to the different kinds of ontological arguments identified in the taxonomy, and more extended discussions of Anselm's ontological argument (Proslogion 2), Godel's ontological argument, and Plantinga's ontological argument.

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The Nature of Necessity.Alvin Plantinga - 1974 - Oxford, England: Clarendon Press.
The Foundations of Arithmetic.Gottlob Frege - 1884/1950 - Evanston: Ill., Northwestern University Press.
Anselm and actuality.David K. Lewis - 1970 - Noûs 4 (2):175-188.
Arguing About Gods.Graham Oppy - 2006 - Cambridge University Press.

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