The Ontological Argument was first so-called by Immanuel Kant, who sought to destroy the attempt to establish God’s existence a priori that had been made by Leibniz, Descartes and first by St Anselm. In basic terms the Ontological Argument suggests that since
P1. God is supremely perfect
P2. Existence in reality is better than existence only in the mind
C. God therefore must exist.
The argument contends that real existence is a necessary part of the concept of God and thus that attempts to deny God’s existence are foolish. Anselm quoted Psalm 14:1 and concluded that atheists…
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