This chapter presents and critically discusses the main historical variants of the "ontological argument," a form of a priori argument for the existence of God pioneered by Anselm of Canterbury. I assess the contributions of Anselm, Descartes, Leibniz, and Gödel, and criticisms by Gaunilo, Kant, and Oppy among others.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Arts and Humanities(all)
- A priori arguments
- Arguments for the existence of god
- Existence of god
- Ontological argument