Essay about The Ontological Argument On The Existence Of God

731 Words Feb 25th, 2016 3 Pages
Saint Anselm was a Benedictine monk, philosopher, and scholar. He is recognized for his explanation of faith. He paved the way and defined theology as “faith seeking understanding”. His works in monologium justify Gods existence and his work in proslogium give more insight into the idea that God does indeed exist. He was born near Aosta Italy in 1033, he was taught by monks from an early age. He went to Lanfranc’s abbey and they began to teach at their school and it was during those days that he composed Gods argument. He later became archbishop of Canterbury and maintained his studies.
To understand the ontological argument one must first know that the arguments claim to logical attempt to demonstrate the existence of God itself. The ontological argument which claims when we understand the idea of God then we see that God must exist in this reality. This argument is very different from the cosmological argument which is by cause and the teleological which is by design. Both the cosmological and theological arguments are based on inductive reasoning which main purpose is to build evidence to persuade us to believe, but still lacks proof. Therefore this makes them a posteriori meaning the truth is going to be accepted after looking at the evidence for example other galaxies have life the only way this is proven to be true is after having the evidence. On the other hand the ontological argument is taken from deductive reasoning which tends to accept that if the premises…

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