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For Friday’s episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, I posted a podcast on “The Ontological Argument for the Existence of God.” That podcast is now available for streaming or downloading.

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Podcast: 2 October 2009

Does God’s perfection entail his existence? Via his Ontological Argument, Anselm of Canterbury, argues that it does. Here, we consider the argument and the decisive objections against it.

This podcast is part of ReligionCasts – my series of podcasts on the philosophy of religion.

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  • The Ontological Argument, in summary
  • Anselm’s Ontological Argument
  • The formal argument
  • Notes on the argument
  • Objection #1 by Gaulino: The problem of the perfect island
  • Objection #2 by Aquinas: Imagined versus real existence
  • Objection #3 by Kant: Existence is not a property
  • Summary


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    Good job, a bit simplified but very clear and coherent. Thank you

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