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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 a fool understands the concept of God, but he must accept that the concept needs real existence
Ch 2 p.51 Anselm's first proof fails because existence isn't a real predicate, so it can't be a perfection
Ch 3 p.26 To qualify as the correct concept, God cannot even be thought of as non-existent, and so God is necessary
Ch 3 p.54 A perfection must be independent and unlimited, and the necessary existence of Anselm's second proof gives this
Ch 4 p.27 The fool in Psalm 52 can only deny God's existence because he hasn't grasped the idea's full meaning
1091 Reply to Gaunilo
3 p.27 The requirement of necessary existence applies to the unique supreme idea, but not to an island
4 p.29 Only things with beginnings or ends or parts can be conceived of as non-existent
1095 De Veritate (On Truth)
p.37 Anselm of Canterbury identified truth with God