The Ontological Argument for the Existence of God
ReligionCast: 2 October 2009
I posted a podcast on "The Ontological Argument for the Existence of God" on 2 October 2009. Listen to or download this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio below.
Does God's perfection entail his existence? Via his Ontological Argument, Anselm of Canterbury, argues that it does. Here, we consider the argument and the decisive objections against it.
This podcast is part of ReligionCasts – my series of podcasts on the philosophy of religion.
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- The Ontological Argument, in summary
- Anselm's Ontological Argument
- The formal argument
- Notes on the argument
- Objection #1 by Gaulino: The problem of the perfect island
- Objection #2 by Aquinas: Imagined versus real existence
- Objection #3 by Kant: Existence is not a property
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