The Ontological Argument. An argument for the existence of God. Write down your response to:. What is your concept of ‘God’? What do you think of when someone says the word ‘God’?. Is this a duck or a rabbit?.
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An argument for the existence of God
What do you think of when someone says the word ‘God’?
Epistemology is concerned with justifying what we perceive (or believe to know) this figure to be…
Ontology is concerned with the reality behind our perceptions.
‘that than which nothing greater can be conceived’.
Imagine being given £1000. It’s a nice thought, but wouldn’t it be better if the money really existed?
What is the difference between:
That than which nothing greater can be conceived
Something greater than can be conceived?
Is the difference important?
‘God exists’ becomes an existential analytic statement.
What does he mean by ‘necessary’?
Why would God be a limited being if He had been caused to come into existence, or had ‘happened’ to come into existence?
Is it acceptable and coherent to conclude that God exists because He has the property of necessary existence? Why, or why is this not, the case?
The film follows the life of Helen. The film\'s plot splits into two parallel universes which run in tandem. In one universe, Helen manages to catch a train home on time, & in the other she misses it. In the former, she gets home in time to catch her boyfriend in bed with his ex-girlfriend; she promptly dumps him, and meets a new man. In the latter, she carries on oblivious in a miserable relationship after arriving home after her boyfriend\'s lover has left.
‘Proof’ of the existence of God by definition.