Ontological Argument

Ontological Argument

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  • My name is Jerome the giraffe, by the end of this you'll know the key parts of the ontological argument 
  • Hey didn't see you there! you must be here to learn what the ontological argument is all about
  • The ontological argument simply is the argument whether God can exist, through whether or not God can be proven to exist by the analysis of what God is. 
  • The other argument is an Inductive argument, which are just based on observation.
  • There are two different types of arguments, one of them is the deductive argument, in which one where the conclusion necessarily follows from the original point, If the statement is true then the conclusion must follow. this could also be known as a priori. 
  • Anselms argument  =  absolute truth can be concluded deductively. We do not need external evidence. Because within the definition of what it means to be ‘God’ this contains the necessity that God exists. We can prove God is true by definition.
  • the steps of his argument are as followed, 1. everyone must have a definition of God even those who dismiss him. 2. the definition that all humans share best 'that than which nothing greater can be concieved' 3. means that God exists in the mind 
  • 4. But it is greater and more perfect to exist in reality rather than in the mind. 5. As God is that than which nothing greater can be conceived that means he must exist in reality otherwise something greater than God would exist and lastly, 6. God must exist
  • that's all for today folks!
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