Gödel's ontological proof

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    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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    We have talked about many different types of arguments for the existence of god. However, only one seems interesting to me and that was the ontological argument. There are so many who studied this argument that I find it so interesting to see how they all found it and explained it. The ontological argument is the argument based on reason. It is based on the very being of God. With this argument there is no need for finding physical evidence for the existence of God. It attempts to prove the…

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