The Ontological Argument: Past, Present, and Future?

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This article serves to explore the historical development of the ontological argument from Anselm to Present. Initially, the main goal is to introduce the lay reader to one of the most perplexing arguments for the theistic conception of God. Logically, this is an a priori argument, similar to one of a mathematical proof. Oddly, the argument has sort of fallen out of place in contemporary philosophy, apart from a reboot from Alvin Plantinga. The goal is to illustrate that the initial argument as stated by Anselm seems to be an unsolved problem in philosophical inquiry.

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Shaun Smith
Liberty University


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