Lecture4.ppt - Integers We Cant Say One Way Or The Other...

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Objections And Replies Gaunilo’s Objection: Argument Too Strong Proving The Existence Of The Perfect Island First Reply: Argument Concerns Only Things In General (Not Any Specific Thing) Second Reply: Fully Perfect Island Not Possible But What About A Semi-Perfect Island???
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Objections And Replies (cont.) Kant’s Objection: Existence Is Not A Predicate Attacks Premise (3), Claiming Statements Presuppose Existence Reply: Many Statements Clearly Don’t Presuppose Existence Statements About Mythical Beings
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Objections And Replies (cont.) Possibility Objection: Anselm’s God Not Possible Analogy With Integers -- No Greatest One Reply: Perhaps God Is Like Angles, Not
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Unformatted text preview: Integers We Cant Say One Way Or The Other Objections And Replies (cont.) Rowes Objection: We Must Distinguish Between Talking About Properties Which Make Up A Concept, And Talking About Whether Or Not A Concept Is Instantiated Example: Magico vs. Magican Crux Point: Anselm Shows That No Non-Existent Being Would Qualify As God; Not That God Actually Exists Further Considerations Is It Really OK To View Existence And Non-Existence As Properties? Metaphysical Worries About Rowes Analysis Use-Mention Errors Confusing Representation With Thing Represented Constructing A New Analysis...
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