Alvin Plantinga on the Ontological Argument

An interesting article appeared on SpringerLink’s page for the International Journal for Philosophy of Religion today, Alvin Plantinga on the Ontological ArgumentHere’s the link.

This article is by William Rowe and the abstract is:

By taking ‘existence in reality’ to be a great-making property and ‘God’ to be the greatest possible being, Plantinga skillfully presents Anselm’s ontological argument. However, since he proves God’s existence by virtue of a premise, “God (a maximally great being) is a possible being”, that is true only if God actually exists; his argument begs the question of the existence of God.

This is not, I hear you say, a very unique argument but Rowe presents it in a very easy to understand manner.  A very good article for those both with an interest in Philosophy of Religion and those not really knowing what Philosophy of Religion is all about.


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