Ontological Argument

Ontological Argument - a. Existence is a great making...

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Ontological Argument Purpose: To prove god exists -A priori: what can be known independently of experience. . -A Posteriori: knowledge based on experience… 1. God (the being than which none greater can be conceived) exists in the understanding. a. Greatest possible being 2. God might have existed in reality. ( god is not impossible) 3. If something exists only in the understanding and might have existed in reality, then it might have been greater than it is
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Unformatted text preview: a. Existence is a great making quality: 4. Suppose god only exists only in understanding 5. God might have been greater than he is 6. God is a being than which a greater than can be conceived 7. The being than which none greater can be conceived is a being than which a greater can be conceived. 8. It false that God exists only in the understanding 9. Therefore God exists in reality as well as in the understanding 10....
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course PHIL 1302 taught by Professor Byrd during the Fall '10 term at UT Arlington.

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