Objection to a simplified ontological argument

Analysis 71 (1):105-106 (2011)
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Abstract

This paper offers a short extension of the dialogue between Anselm and the Fool that is contained in "The Ontological Argument Simplified" by Gary Matthews and Lynne Rudder Baker. My extension of the dialogue ends with the Fool proclaiming that "what looks like an argument of elegant simplicity turns out to be no argument at all".

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Graham Oppy
Monash University

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