Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2014)

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Graham Oppy
Monash University
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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.
Keywords ontological argument  God  arguments for God  existence of God  Anselm  Godel  Plantinga  modal ontological argument  higher order ontological argument  existence
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