Ontological Arguments and Belief in God / Edition 1

Ontological Arguments and Belief in God / Edition 1

by Graham Oppy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521039002

ISBN-13: 9780521039000

Pub. Date: 08/18/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is a unique contribution to the philosophy of religion. It offers a comprehensive discussion of one of the most famous arguments for the existence of God: the ontological argument. The author provides and analyzes a critical taxonomy of those versions of the argument that have been advanced in recent philosophical literature, as well as of those

Overview

This book is a unique contribution to the philosophy of religion. It offers a comprehensive discussion of one of the most famous arguments for the existence of God: the ontological argument. The author provides and analyzes a critical taxonomy of those versions of the argument that have been advanced in recent philosophical literature, as well as of those historically important versions found in the work of St. Anselm, Descartes, Leibniz, Hegel and others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521039000
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/18/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Some historical considerations; 2. Definitional arguments; 3. Conceptual arguments; 4. Modal arguments; 5. Meinongian arguments; 6. Experiential arguments; 7. 'Hegelian' arguments; 8. Application to historical arguments; 9. Are there (other) global objections to ontological arguments?; 10. Is existence a predicate?; 11. The uses of parody; 12. Are ontological arguments of any use to theists and/or atheists?; Conclusion; Literature notes; Bibliography; Index.

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