anselm - Anselm of Canterbury 1033-1109 Archbishop of...

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1 Anselm of Canterbury  1033-1109 Archbishop of Canterbury Aims to establish the existence of God on the basis  of reason rather than faith Arguments for the existence of God raise the  general question: how do we prove the existence of  anything?
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2 Distinguish sensible from nonsensible objects Note that sensation is a form of thought;  sensations are ideas proof of the existence of X from sensation of X is  a proof of the existence of X from a “sensory  idea ” of X can we prove the existence of X from ideas,  sensory or not?
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3 It is important to keep this point in mind  when considering Anselm’s ontological  argument for the existence of God since  Anselm’s critics fault his argument saying  that it attempts to prove the existence of X  from the idea of X
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4 Ontological Argument (Short Form) God = that than which nothing greater can 
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