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    Leibniz’s Ontological Proof of the Existence of God and the Problem of »Impossible Objects«.Wolfgang Lenzen - 2017 - Logica Universalis 11 (1):85-104.
    The core idea of the ontological proof is to show that the concept of existence is somehow contained in the concept of God, and that therefore God’s existence can be logically derived—without any further assumptions about the external world—from the very idea, or definition, of God. Now, G.W. Leibniz has argued repeatedly that the traditional versions of the ontological proof are not fully conclusive, because they rest on the tacit assumption that the concept of God is possible, i.e. (...)
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  2. Descartes's Ontological Proof of God's Existence.Cecilia Wee - 2012 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 20 (1):23 - 40.
    This paper argues that an examination of the ontology that underpins Descartes?s Fifth Meditation ontological proof of God?s existence will contribute to a better understanding of the nature and structure of the proof. Attention to the Cartesian meditator?s development of this ontology in earlier meditations also makes clear why this proof could not have been asserted before the Fifth Meditation. Finally, it is argued that Kant?s objections against the ontological proof have no force against Descartes? particular version of (...)
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    Descartes's Ontological Proof of God's Existence.C. Wee - 2012 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 20 (1):23-40.
    This paper argues that an examination of the ontology that underpins Descartes’s Fifth Meditation ontological proof of God’s existence will contribute to a better understanding of the nature and structure of the proof. Attention to the Cartesian meditator’s development of this ontology in earlier meditations also makes clear why this proof could not have been asserted before the Fifth Meditation. Finally, it is argued that Kant’s objections against the ontological proof have no force against Descartes’ particular version of (...)
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  4. Is the Ontological Proof of God's Existence an Onto-Logical Proof of God's Existence?Marcin Tkaczyk - 2007 - Logic and Logical Philosophy 16:289-309.
    Two questions concerning Anselm of Canterbury’s theistic argument provided in Proslogion Ch. 2 are asked and answered: is the argumentvalid? under what conditions could it be sound? In order to answer thequestions the argument is formalized as a first-order theory called AP2. Theargument turns out to be valid, although it contains a hidden premise. Theargument is also claimed not to be ontological one, but rather an a posteriori argument. One of the premises is found to be false, so the (...)
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    Is the Ontological Proof for God’s Existence an Ontological Proof for God’s Existence?Marcin Tkaczyk - 2007 - Logic and Logical Philosophy 16 (4):289-309.
    Two questions concerning Anselm of Canterbury’s theistic argument provided in Proslogion Ch. 2 are asked and answered: is the argument valid? under what conditions could it be sound? In order to answer the questions the argument is formalized as a first-order theory called AP2. The argument turns out to be valid, although it contains a hidden premise. The argument is also claimed not to be ontological one, but rather an a posteriori argument. One of the premises is found to (...)
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    Doomed to Fail: The Sad Epistemolo-Gical Fate of Ontological Arguments.I. God - 2012 - In Miroslaw Szatkowski (ed.), Ontological Proofs Today. Ontos Verlag. pp. 50--413.
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    Ontological Arguments and Belief in God.Graham Robert Oppy - 1995 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book is a unique contribution to the philosophy of religion. It offers a comprehensive discussion of one of the most famous arguments for the existence of God: the ontological argument. The author provides and analyses a critical taxonomy of those versions of the argument that have been advanced in recent philosophical literature, as well as of those historically important versions found in the work of St Anselm, Descartes, Leibniz, Hegel and others. A central thesis of the book is (...)
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  8. Hegel and the Ontological Proof of the Existence of God.Gilles Marmasse - 2012 - Hegel-Studien 46:79-100.
     
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    Anselm's Discovery: A Re-Examination of the Ontological Proof for God's Existence.G. D. Duthie & Charles Hartshorne - 1967 - Philosophical Quarterly 17 (69):381.
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    Development of the Ontological Proof of God's Existence and Tillich's Conception of the Ontological Type of Philosophy of Religion.Dubravko Arbanas - 2013 - Filozofska Istrazivanja 33 (1):123-137.
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    Modal Logic and the Ontological Proof for God's Existence.John O. Nelson - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 17 (2):235 - 242.
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    Anselm's Discovery: A Re-Examination of the Ontological Proof for God's Existence. By Charles Hartshorne. (Illinois: Open Court, 1966. Pp. 333. Price $6). [REVIEW]P. Æ Hutchings - 1967 - Philosophy 42 (162):375-.
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    Anselm's Discovery: A Re-Examination of the OntoLogical Proof for God's Existence.Alvin Plantinga & Charles Hartshorne - 1969 - Philosophical Review 78 (3):405.
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    Charles Hartshonie. Anselm's Discovery: A Re-Examination of the Ontological Proof or God's Existence. Pp. Xiv + 334. $6.00. [REVIEW]E. L. Mascall - 1967 - Religious Studies 3 (1):417.
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    Faith and Knowledge: Kant's Refutation of the Ontological Proof of the Being of God.W. T. Harris - 1881 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 15 (4):404 - 428.
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    C. Hartshorne's "Anselm's Discovery: A Re-Examination of the Ontological Proof for God's Existence". [REVIEW]Daniel S. Robinson - 1967 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 27 (3):446.
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  17. HARTHORNE, C. - "Anselm's Discovery: A Re-Examination of the Ontological Proof for God's Existence". [REVIEW]D. Braine - 1968 - Mind 77:447.
     
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  18. Anselm's Discovery: A Re-Examination of the Ontological Proof for God's Existence.Hartshorne Charles - 1967 - Religious Studies 3 (1):417-418.
     
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  19. Anselm's Discovery: A Re-Examination of the Ontological Proof for God's Existence.Hartshorne Charles - 1967 - Philosophy 42 (162):375-378.
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  20. Anselm's Discovery: A Re-Examination of the Ontological Proof for God's Existence.Hartshorne Charles - 1967 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 27 (3):446-447.
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  21. Kant Refutation of Anselm's Ontological Proof of God.W. T. Harris - 1881 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 15:404.
     
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  22. HARTSHORNE, Charles.-"Anselm's Discovery: A Re-Examination of the Ontological Proof of God's Existence". [REVIEW]P. Ae Hutchings - 1967 - Philosophy 42:375.
     
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  23. A Logical Determination of the Ontological Proof for the Existence of God-Reflections on the Concept of Existence in Light of Hegel's Theory.A. Nuzzo - 1995 - Hegel-Studien 30:105-120.
     
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  24. Anselm, Fides Quaerens Intellectum: Anselm's Proof of the Existence of God in the Context of His Theological Scheme.Karl Barth - 1960 - Pickwick Press.
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    Does God's Existence Need Proof?Richard Messer - 1993 - Oxford University Press.
    The possibility of proving the existence of God has fascinated thinkers and believers throughout the centuries. This book critically analyzes both sides of the contemporary debate between the two most important living philosophers of religion--Richard Swinburne and D.Z. Phillips--and constructs an alternative solution. Instead of taking sides on the issue of God's existence, Messer argues that behind each thinkers' work, and their attitudes toward proving the existence of God, lies fundamental trust. A positive discussion of relativism leads to a fresh (...)
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    Ontological Proof and the Critique of Religious Experience.Florin Lobont - 2010 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 9 (27):157-174.
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  27. Thought Experimenting with God. Revisiting the Ontological Argument.Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2009 - Neue Zeitschrift für Systematicsche Theologie Und Religionsphilosophie 51 (3):249-267.
    The ontological argument is one of the most intriguing lines of reasoning in Western thought. Leaving behind debates over the proper relation between science and religion, it makes a simple move from conceptual analysis to existence in order to prove the existence of god. The ontological argument will be reviewed against the background of the contemporary debate on thought experiments. Assuming that the ontological argument fails as a philosophical proof, I will argue that its move from concept (...)
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    The Ontological Argument From Descartes to Hegel.Kevin J. Harrelson - 2009 - Humanity Books.
    Proof and perception : the context of the argumentum cartesianum -- Refutations of atheism : ontological arguments in English philosophy, 1652-1705 -- Being and intuition : Malebranche's appropriation of the argument -- An adequate conception : the argument in Spinoza's philosophy -- Ontological arguments in Leibniz and the German enlightenment -- Kant's systematic critique of the ontological argument -- Hegel's reconstruction of the argument.
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    Descartes's Ontological Proof: Cause and Divine Perfection.Darren Hynes - 2010 - Analecta Hermeneutica 2 (2):1-24.
    Some commentators have worried that Descartes‘s ontological proof is a kind ofafterthought, redundancy, or even embarrassment. Descartes has everythingneeded to establish God as the ground of certainty by Meditation Three, so whybother with yet another proof in Meditation Five? Some have even gone so far asto doubt his sincerity.1Past literature on this topic is of daunting variety andmagnitude, dating back to the seventeenth century.2The current discussion hasfocused on Descartes‘s premises in relation to the coherence of his concept ofGod.3I wish (...)
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    Burdens of Proof: Why Modal Ontological Arguments Aren’T Convincing.Hardy James - 1996 - Journal of Philosophical Research 21:321-330.
    Proponents of modal versions of the ontological argument have traditionally defended the prernise that God possibly exists by arguing that such a premise is more plausible than its negation. In this paper I argue that such a defense is insufficient to justify acceptance of the premise within the scope of a modal proof, and that this insufficiency accounts for the lack of probative force of these versions of the ontological argument. Rather, I claim that what is needed is (...)
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    The Dependence of Descartes' Ontological Proof: Upon the Doctrine of Causa Sui.Robert C. Miner - 2002 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 58 (4):873 - 886.
    Can God be the efficient cause of himself (causa sui,)? It is well known that Descartes answers this question in the affirmative, but it is considerably less clear why. The main contention of the essay is that Descartes advances the causa sui doctrine because he came to think that the ontological proof of Meditation V required it. We argue these contentions through a close analysis of Descartes' initial articulation of causa sui in response to Caterus, followed by attention to (...)
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    The Ontological Proof and the Notion of Experience in Schelling.Alessandro Medri - 2011 - Idealistic Studies 41 (1-2):69 - 82.
    In this article I show how Schelling elaborates the fundamental topic of the ontological proof, from the first phase of his philosophy on. I make clear how he keenly penetrates the formulation of Descartes, establishing that it is insufficient in order to demonstrate the existence of God. The fact is, Descartes says that it would be contradictory with the nature of the prefect being that he existed only accidentally; so that it can exist only necessarily. But it is different (...)
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    A Humean Criticism of the Cosmological-Ontological Proof.Stanley Tweyman - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 45:357-364.
    In Part 9 of David Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, a series of five criticisms is presented against the Cosmological-Ontological Proof of God’s necessary existence. In essence, the Cosmological-Ontological Proof seeks to establish that that the chain of causes and effects that constitutes the world, despite being eternal, requires a cause, in virtue of the contingency of the chain and its members. The argument attempts to defend the position that, of the four possible causal explanations for the chain (...)
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    O discurso racional cartesiano na segunda prova da existência de Deus (The racional cartesian discourse on the second proof of God's existence).Monica Fernandes Abreu - 2010 - Horizonte 8 (16):153-165.
    Esta reflexão pretende mostrar o discurso racional cartesiano na segunda prova da existência de Deus. Para tanto, Descartes se depara com uma pergunta central: qual a causa da existência da res cogitans que é finita e possui a ideia de infinito? A resposta é encontrada na desproporcionalidade ontológica entre o finito e o infinito. Essa desproporcionalidade é elucidada mediante dois conceitos: o princípio de causalidade que determina que a causa deve ser igual ou superior a coisa causada e o princípio (...)
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  35. True and Immutable Natures in Descartes's Ontological Proof.John Edward Abbruzzese - 2002 - Dissertation, Brown University
    In the fifth of his Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes offers a version of the ontological proof for the existence of God. As Caterus argues in the First Objections, however, it seems that if this argument were valid, then so also would be any number of absurd arguments, for insofar as Descartes infers that God exists from the fact that existence belongs to His essence, we should also be able to infer that other objects---the fictitious existing lion, say---exist on (...)
     
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    Rethinking the Ontological Argument: A Neoclassical Theistic Response.Daniel A. Dombrowski - 2006 - Cambridge University Press.
    In recent years, the ontological argument and theistic metaphysics have been criticised by philosophers working in both the analytic and continental traditions. Responses to these criticisms have primarily come from philosophers who make use of the traditional, and problematic, concept of God. In this volume, Daniel A. Dombrowski defends the ontological argument against its contemporary critics, but he does so by using a neoclassical or process concept of God, thereby strengthening the case for a contemporary theistic metaphysics. Relying (...)
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    God and Necessity.Brian Leftow - 2012 - Oxford University Press.
    Modal basics -- Some solutions -- Theist solutions -- The ontology of possibility -- Modal truthmakers -- Modality and the divine nature -- Deity as essential -- Against deity theories -- The role of deity -- The biggest bang -- Divine concepts -- Concepts, syntax, and actualism -- Modality: basic notions -- The genesis of secular modality -- Modal reality -- Essences -- Non-secular modalities -- Theism and modal semantics -- Freedom, preference, and cost -- Explaining modal status -- Explaining (...)
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    The Divine Lawmaker: Lectures on Induction, Laws of Nature, and the Existence of God.John Foster - 2004 - Oxford University Press.
    John Foster presents a clear and powerful discussion of a range of topics relating to our understanding of the universe: induction, laws of nature, and the existence of God. He begins by developing a solution to the problem of induction - a solution whose key idea is that the regularities in the workings of nature that have held in our experience hitherto are to be explained by appeal to the controlling influence of laws, as forms of natural necessity. His second (...)
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    Faith, Reason, and the Existence of God.Denys Turner - 2004 - Cambridge University Press.
    Denys Turner argues that there are reasons of faith why the existence of God should be thought rationally demonstrable and that it is worthwhile revisiting the theology of Thomas Aquinas to see why. The proposition that the existence of God is demonstrable by rational argument is doubted by nearly all philosophical opinion today and is thought by most Christian theologians to be incompatible with Christian faith. Turner's robust challenge to the prevailing orthodoxies will be of interest to believers as well (...)
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    A Treatise on God as First Principle.John Duns Scotus - 1966 - [Chicago?]Forum Books.
    It was this kind of priority Aristotle had in mind in his proof that act is prior to potency in the ninth book of the Metaphysics where he calls act prior ...
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    Realism and Christian Faith: God, Grammar, and Meaning.Andrew Moore - 2003 - Cambridge University Press.
    The question of realism - that is, whether God exists independently of human beings - is central to much contemporary theology and church life. It is also an important topic in the philosophy of religion. This book discusses the relationship between realism and Christian faith in a thorough and systematic way and uses the resources of both philosophy and theology to argue for a Christocentric narrative realism. Many previous defences of realism have attempted to model Christian belief on scientific theory (...)
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    Anselm Revisited: A Study on the Role of the Ontological Argument in the Writings of Karl Barth and Charles Hartshorne.Robert D. Shofner - 1974 - Brill.
    CHAPTER ONE A "COPERNICAN REVOLUTION" IN THEOLOGICAL METHOD A. Introduct1on The subject of theology is the history of the communion of God with man and of ...
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    An Impossible Proof of God.Robert E. Pezet - forthcoming - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion:1-27.
    A new version of the ontological argument for the existence of God is outlined and examined. After giving a brief account of some traditional ontological arguments for the existence of God, where their defects are identified, it is explained how this new argument is built upon their foundations and surmounts their defects. In particular, this version uses the resources of impossible worlds to plug the common escape route from standard modal versions of the ontological argument. After outlining (...)
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    The Ontological Argument.Jonathan Barnes - 1972 - [New York]St. Martin's Press.
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    From Belief to Understanding: A Study of Anselm's Proslogion Argument on the Existence of God.Richard James Campbell - 1976 - Faculty of Arts, Australian National University.
  46. The Ontological Argument From St. Anselm to Contemporary Philosophers.Alvin Plantinga - 1968 - London: Macmillan.
     
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  47. A Postmodern Argument From Tradition for the Existence of God.John C. Carney - 2005 - E. Mellen Press.
  48. On the Existence and Relevance of God.Clement Dore - 1996 - St. Martin's Press.
  49. The Relation of Concept and Demonstration in the Ontological Argument.Herbert Lamm - 1940 - University of Chicago Press.
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    Descartes: An Analytical and Historical Introduction.Georges Dicker - 1993 - Oxford University Press.
    A solid grasp of the main themes and arguments of the seventeenth century philosopher Rene Descartes is an essential tool towards understanding modern thought, and a necessary entree to the work of the empiricists and Immanuel Kant, and to the study of contemporary epistemology and philosophy of mind. Clear and accessible, this book serves as an introduction to Descartes's ideas for undergraduates and as a sophisticated companion to his Meditations for more advanced readers. After a thorough discussion of the main (...)
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