Ontological arguments and belief in God

This book is an interesting contribution to the philosophy of religion. It offers a comprehensive discussion of one of the most famous arguments for the existence of God: the ontological argument. The author provides and analyses a critical taxonomy of those versions of the argument that have been a...

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Subtitles:Ontological Arguments & Belief in God
Main Author: Oppy, Graham (Author)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1995.
Further subjects:B God Proof, Ontological Bibliography
B God Proof, Ontological
Online Access: Volltext
Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: 9780521481205
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Summary:This book is an interesting contribution to the philosophy of religion. It offers a comprehensive discussion of one of the most famous arguments for the existence of God: the ontological argument. The author provides and analyses a critical taxonomy of those versions of the argument that have been advanced in recent philosophical literature, as well as of those historically important versions found in the work of St Anselm, Descartes, Leibniz, Hegel and others. A central thesis of the book is that ontological arguments have no value in the debate between theists and atheists. There is a detailed review of the literature on the topic (separated from the main body of the text) and a very substantial bibliography, making this volume an indispensable resource for philosophers of religion and others interested in religious studies.
Introduction -- Some historical considerations -- Definitional arguments -- Conceptual arguments -- Modal arguments -- Meinongian arguments -- Experiential arguments -- "Hegelian" arguments -- Application to historical arguments -- Are there (other) global objections to ontological arguments? -- Is existence a predicate? -- The uses of parody -- Are ontological arguments of any use to theists and/or atheists? -- Conclusion
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ISBN:0511663846
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511663840