So truly therefore do you exist o lord my god that you

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Unformatted text preview: elm (1033‐1109) in his Proslogium (1077‐1078), Chapter III, posed an intrigue modal argument for the existence of God: is the following argument be validated in some standard system of modal logic? God cannot be conceived not to exist. ‐‐God is that, than which nothing greater can be conceived. ‐‐That which can be conceived not to exist is not God. AND it assuredly exists so truly, that it cannot be conceived not to exist. For, it is possible to conceive of a being which cannot be conceived not to exist; and this is greater than one which can be conceived not to exist. Hence, if that, than which nothing greater can be conceived, can be conceived not to exist, it is not that, than which nothing greater can be...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course PHI 330 taught by Professor Mar during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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