Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Anselm's Ontological Argument

At last, an essay that I wrote on Anselm's famous ontological argument is receiving some attention. After nearly two years of obscurity, it has registered again in Philosophical Investigations' weekly Top Ten list. It is here: Revisiting Anselm's Ontological Argument. Anselm had the seemingly baffling argument that God must exist because one can't think of anything greater. I say that Anselm may have meant that one can't think of anything "more axiomatic (more basic)" -- which seems a fair translation of Anselm. If so, his was an argument for foundationalism. See also the comments on this essay.

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