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Anselm is a medieval philosopher. His most well-known work today is his Ontological Argument for God.

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Is imaginative resistance evidence against, or for, moral fictionalism?

There's an entry in the SEP called "Imaginative Resistance" which goes over an account of a problem with our ability to entertain moral counterfactuals: The phenomenon of “imaginative ...
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The Ontological Argument and Kant's Critique

Do you think Plantinga's claim that Anselm does not use existence as a predicate/attribute in his proof is consistent? I don't think it's quite right. Because Plantinga himself states that Anselm uses ...
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Anselm and being "apt to will"

I am reading Anselm's On the Fall of the Devil, and I encountered an odd bit of language that I can't quite wrap my head around. In Chapter 12, Anselm (through a religious teacher) attempts to argue ...
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Debunking Anselm's Ontological Argument

In a nutshell, Anselm's Ontological Argument states that given a God defined as "a being than which none greater can be imagined" it follows that this God must exist. It seems to me that this ...
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How does Anselm define justice

The concept of justice occurs frequently in Anselm's writings. On his view (e.g. in 'Cur Deus Homo') it is perfectly just for God to condemn a sinner for the least offence to eternal Hell on the Day ...
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Anselm's Ontological argument for the existence of God. Am I getting it right?

Is Anselm's decisive point for the existence of God the fact that in order for a thing (idea , etc) which exists in the 'realm of understanding' to be paramount (supreme) it has to exist in reality as ...
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How does 'having an idea of something' differ from 'mental existence'?

Source: pp 38-39, Philosophy: A Complete Introduction (2012) by Prof Sharon Kaye (MA PhD in Philosophy, U. Toronto) Perhaps the problem lies in Anselm's twofold conception of existence. Anselm ...
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