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[catalogued under 28. God / B. Proving God / 2. Proofs of Reason / a. Ontological Proof]

Full Idea

In the ontological argument a deep enough understanding of the very concept of God allows one to derive by logic a contradiction from the statement 'There is no God'.

Gist of Idea

In the ontological argument a full understanding of the concept of God implies a contradiction in 'There is no God'


Josť A. Benardete (Metaphysics: the logical approach [1989], Ch. 4)

Book Reference

Benardete,Josť A.: 'Metaphysics: The Logical Approach' [OUP 1989], p.21