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Rethinking the ontological argument

a neo-classical theistic response

by Daniel A. Dombrowski

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Published by Cambridge University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Theism.,
  • Process theology.,
  • God -- Proof, Ontological.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

    StatementDaniel A. Dombrowski.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBD555 .D67 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3412217M
    ISBN 100521863694
    LC Control Number2005028311

      In , Bertrand Russell announced in his famous The History of Western Philosophy (a brilliant but sometimes eccentric and flawed book) that the ontological argument has been proved to be invalid, despite the fact that the soundness of the argument would be very good news indeed for philosophy. The real question is: Is there anything we can think of . the ontological argument is quite shallow (chapters 4 and 5 of Rethinking the Ontological Argument). He responds to Oppy’s arguments by referring to a number of brief reviews of Oppy’s book written by other philosophers, such as Lucas, Gale, Oakes, Langtry, and Taliaferro. 4ere is .

    The core of Anselm’s ontological argument uses a reductio ad absurdum structure to attempt to prove the existence of God. He does this by showing that if the negation of the conclusion is followed then this leads to absurdity (a false or nonsensical conclusion). Anselm’s argument is as follows: ‘If therefore that than which nothing. The Ontological Argument (TOA): 1. God is the greatest conceivable being 2. If God doesn't exist then God is not the greatest conceivable being Therefore 3. God exists (by modus tollens) The argument is sound. My counter-argument is: Argument Y 1. Argument A is the greatest conceivable (ergo sound) atheistic argument 2.

      Listen as special guest Dr. William Lane Craig explains the Ontological Argument. Grab a copy of Dr. Craig's new book "On Guard" to learn more about this and other arguments on how to defend your. Ontological argument, Argument that proceeds from the idea of God to the reality of was first clearly formulated by St. Anselm in his Proslogion (–78); a later famous version is given by René began with the concept of God as that than which nothing greater can be conceived. To think of such a being as existing only in thought and not also in reality .


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Dombrowski In recent years, the ontological argument and theistic metaphysics have been criticised by philosophers working in both the analytic and continental traditions. vii,Cambridge University Press,$ This book offers a response to six thinkers on the ontological argument – three who reject the argument (Richard Rorty, Mark Taylor and Graham Oppy), and three who defend it (Thomas Morris, Katherin Rogers and Alvin Plantinga).Author: Elizabeth Burns.

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vii + H/b E According to the dust-jacket blurb, Dombrowski's ambition is to 'defend the ontological argument against its contemporary critics using a neoclassical or process concept of God'.

Abstract In recent years, the ontological argument and theistic metaphysics have been criticised by philosophers working in both the analytic and continental traditions.

Responses to these criticisms have primarily come from philosophers who make use of the traditional, and problematic, concept of God. Rethinking the Ontological Argument: A Neoclassical Theistic Response, by Daniel A. Dombrowski. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, + H/b.

According to the dust-jacket blurb, Dombrowski’s ambition is to “defend the ontological argument against its contemporary critics using a neoclassical or process concept of God”.

Daniel A. Dombrowski, Rethinking the Ontological Argument: a Neoclassical Theistic Response, Cambridge University Press,pp., $ (hbk), ISBN Reviewed by Sandra Visser, Valparaiso University Daniel Dombrowski offers an encyclopedic discussion of objections to the ontological argument in his most recent book.

In `Rethinking the Ontological Argument', Daniel Drombrowski examines the ontological argument from a neo-classical/process theology perspective. The following comments are offered for potential readers. At the outset a few broad contextual comments regarding the ontological argument and process s: 1.

In addition to correcting many common misunderstandings about the ontological argument, the author highlights what appears to be an irremovable tension between the conclusion and the explanation of the proof.

Both the common objections to the argument and its historical development in early modern philosophy are explained in light of this tension. In this volume, Daniel A. Dombrowski defends the ontological argument against its contemporary critics, but he does so by using a neoclassical or process concept of God, thereby strengthening the case for a contemporary theistic metaphysics.

His argument avoids the problems inherent in the traditional concept of God as static. The whole world seemed to be telling me the argument was true, but somehow I found myself still unable to believe it.

The argument became, as Morpheus says in the movie The Matrix, "a splinter in my mind, driving me mad." So my question is comes down to this. At long last I find only one reason to question the Ontological argument.

After years of being regarded as merely one of the oddities of philosophical ingenuity, the ontological argument sustained a remarkable revival in the latter pa We use cookies to enhance your experience on our continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to.

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Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. 2 Rethinking the Ontological Argument a Hartshornian defense of the ontological argument in dialectical ten-sion with six different scholars who have more recently written on the argument.

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[REVIEW] Sandra Visser - - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (12). Gottesbeweis Oder Gedankenexperiment Christlicher Theologie. Zu Dombrowskis Verteidigung des Ontologischen Arguments.

The first, and best-known, ontological argument was proposed by St. Anselm of Canterbury in the 11th century C.E. the aim of his book is to defend the claim that Hartshorne’s ontological argument is a success. D.,Rethinking the Ontological Argument: A Neoclassical Theistic Response, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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vii,Cambridge University Press,$ This book offers a response to six thinkers on. Oxford philosopher Brian Leftow discusses a new argument for a controversial premise in the ontological argument.An ontological argument is a philosophical argument for the existence of God that uses arguments fall under the category of the ontological, and they tend to involve arguments about the state of being or existing.

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