FRG6.docx - Luis Quevedo Philosophy101.01 Fall 2019 FRG#6 1 According to Stich and Donaldson reductio ad absurdum is an argument that some claim is

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Luis Quevedo Philosophy101.01 Fall 2019 FRG #6 1. According to Stich and Donaldson, reductio ad absurdum is an argument that some claim is false by assuming it is true and then deriving a contradiction from that assumption (Pg. 46). In other words, an argument that attempts to disprove a statement by showing it eventually leads to an absurd conclusion. 2. Saint Anselm’s second point of his ontological argument was that God is the greatest possible being, in terms of perfectness. This argument assumes that God is omnipotent. Stich and Donaldson do point out that Anselm’s definition does not imply that God created the world. Stich and Donaldson say that this is not a fault with Anselm’s definition of God because it is his opinion and is free to use it however he chooses to (pg. 47). 3. Stich and Donald use an example to Anselm’s argument: “if God only exists in the mind, then he would be greater if he existed in reality too” The example was if someone from a dating agency would arrange a
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