Res Philosophica 95 (1):179-187 (2017)

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Eric Yang
Santa Clara University
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This paper examines a recent attempt at updating Anselm’s ontological argument by employing the notion of mediated and unmediated causal powers. After presenting the updated argument and the underlying metaphysical framework of causal powers that is utilized in the argument, I show that some of the key assumptions can be rejected. Once we closely examine some of the assumptions, it will also be evident that the updated version in some ways collapses back to Anselm’s original version and so is subject to some of the same worries.
Keywords Catholic Tradition  Contemporary Philosophy  History of Philosophy
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Reprint years 2017, 2018
ISBN(s) 2168-9105
DOI 10.11612/resphil.1631
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