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Ideas of Anselm, by Text

[Italian, 1033 - 1109, Born in Aosta, Italy. Archbishop of Canterbury under King William II of England. Died at Canterbury.]

1090 Proslogion
Ch 2 p.26 Even the fool can hold 'a being than which none greater exists' in his understanding
Ch 2 p.26 If that than which a greater cannot be thought actually exists, that is greater than the mere idea
Ch 2 p.51 Anselm's first proof fails because existence isn't a real predicate, so it can't be a perfection [Malcolm]
Ch 3 p.26 Conceiving a greater being than God leads to absurdity
Ch 3 p.26 An existing thing is even greater if its non-existence is inconceivable
Ch 3 p.54 A perfection must be independent and unlimited, and the necessary existence of Anselm's second proof gives this [Malcolm]
Ch 4 p.27 The word 'God' can be denied, but understanding shows God must exist
Reply 3 p.27 Guanilo says a supremely fertile island must exist, just because we can conceive it
Reply 3 p.28 Nonexistence is impossible for the greatest thinkable thing, which has no beginning or end
1095 De Veritate (On Truth)
p.37 Anselm of Canterbury identified truth with God [Engel]