The Ontological Argument for the Existence of God

The Ontological Argument for the Existence of God - Aaron...

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Aaron Mroczkowski Introduction to Philosophy Essay Assignment #1 Understanding the Ontological Argument for the Existence of God The ontological argument for the existence of God explains that one can prove to oneself that God exists using no other method but logic and reasoning. It is a theory that relies on the power of the human mind to attempt to solve a mystery that has perplexed the human race from the onset of its civilization. No single mind on this planet can say with unwavering certainty that a higher power, in this case God, exists or does not exist. The most anyone can do is speculate, and hope that through logic, reasoning, and common sense, one can come to some sort of satisfactory conclusion off of which they will base their lives. The basic premise for the ontological argument for the existence of God can be explained like this. God is assumed to be “a being than which none greater can be thought.” This means that it is impossible to even conceive something in the mind to be greater than God. Therefore, if God is “a being than which none greater can be thought,” then It cannot exist solely in the human mind and must, logically exist in reality. This is because if it were to only exist in the mind of a human being, that would make the human being greater than God, and since the definition of God states that this is impossible, God must exist in reality. Philosophically speaking, this theory is undoubtedly one of the most undeniable
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