Gödel's ontological proof

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  • Descartes Existence Of God

    I think that if 'cogito ergo sum ' is the foundation of Descartes ' project in the Meditations, the existence of God is the cornerstone that joins the internal and the external world, making knowledge possible beyond the sole account of the self. Therefore, God 's existence has a major role in the overall argument - it is that which enables the thinker to take the first steps towards the 'unification of sciences '. However, in my opinion, it is not employed correctly, as Descartes, in reasoning for it, relies on rather unsound arguments. I will next present Descartes ' overall argument and how the proof of God 's existence interlocks with the other points of the argument. Then I will introduce the causal and ontological arguments. Thereafter,…

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