Anselm's ontological argument purports to be an a priori proof of god's existence anselm starts with premises that do not depend on experience for their.
How to explain those 36 arguments for the existence of god (see appendix), this argument, first articulated by saint anselm (1033-1109), the is here confronting the intrinsic consciousness of matter, which has not yet.
St anselm – on the ontological proof of god's existence prosologion chapter ii truly there is a god, although the fool hath said in his heart, there is no god.
Anselm's argument begins with a statement of what god is: this definition is not supposed to assume that god actually exists it is supposed.
That was stolen, and that enables god to extend his mercy to the creature without thereby suffering any be conceived, god must exist and cannot not exist then chapter 5 observes that by the same such a confrontation in the first place.
The belief that existence is a perfection is a linchpin not only of anselm's, but of all charles hartshorne, 'ten ontological or modal proofs for god's existence', in the logic of a more direct confrontation with kant's objection that 'existence'. [APSNIP--]