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PHL301_10-26_ANSELM - BTWNGCBT 5 Therefore God does not...

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ANSELM’S ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENT 1. God is BTWNGCBT (BEING THAN WHICH NONE GREATER THAN BE THOUGHT) 2. God exists at least in the understanding, if not in reality (We have an idea of God in our minds.) 3. To exist in reality is greater than to exist only in the understanding (only as an idea in someone’s mind) 4. If god existed only in the understanding and not in reality, God would not be a
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Unformatted text preview: BTWNGCBT. 5. Therefore, God does not exist only in the understanding, God exists in reality. (Circular? A circular argument presupposes that the conclusion is already stated in the premises. In the argument the three premises 1,2,3 and 4,5 are the logical argument that follows the premises. Put all the arguments together, and it’ll be a good argument that God exists.) 1...
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