What type of argument is the ontological argument?
Correspondingly, what kind of argument is Anselm's ontological argument?
Ontological argument, Argument that proceeds from the idea of God to the reality of God. It was first clearly formulated by St. Anselm in his Proslogion (1077–78); a later famous version is given by René Descartes. Anselm began with the concept of God as that than which nothing greater can be conceived.
Also Know, why is the ontological argument considered an a priori argument? Anselm's ontological argument alleges that “God exists” is a statement that, if we are thinking clearly and understand the definition of “God,” we can know to be true a priori. Compare Anselm's argument to Paley's design argument for God's existence.
Likewise, people ask, what are the premises of the ontological argument?
Ontological arguments are arguments, for the conclusion that God exists, from premises which are supposed to derive from some source other than observation of the world—e.g., from reason alone.
What are the 5 arguments for the existence of God?
- the argument from "first mover";
- the argument from causation;
- the argument from contingency;
- the argument from degree;
- the argument from final cause or ends ("teleological argument").