Ideas of Anselm, by Theme

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

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3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 1. Truth
Anselm of Canterbury identified truth with God [Engel]
28. God / B. Proving God / 2. Proofs of Reason / a. Ontological Proof
Even a fool understands the concept of God, but he must accept that the concept needs real existence [PG]
To qualify as the correct concept, God cannot even be thought of as non-existent, and so God is necessary [PG]
A perfection must be independent and unlimited, and the necessary existence of Anselm's second proof gives this [Malcolm]
The fool in Psalm 52 can only deny God's existence because he hasn't grasped the idea's full meaning [PG]
The requirement of necessary existence applies to the unique supreme idea, but not to an island [PG]
Only things with beginnings or ends or parts can be conceived of as non-existent
28. God / B. Proving God / 2. Proofs of Reason / b. Ontological Proof critique
Anselm's first proof fails because existence isn't a real predicate, so it can't be a perfection [Malcolm]