Anselm of canterbury (/ ˈ æ n s ɛ l m /) (1033/4-1109), also called anselm of aosta (italian: anselmo d'aosta) after his birthplace and anselm of bec (french: anselme du bec) after his monastery, was a benedictine monk, abbot, philosopher and theologian of the catholic church, who held the office of archbishop of canterbury from 1093 to 1109. St anselm was another believer like st thomas aquinas who proved the existence of god by reason alone yet, the ontological argument proffered by st anselm is the simplest instead of five proofs of god’s existence, st anselm offered only one, that is, god is that beyond which there is no greatness that we can conceive of (“st anselm. Anselm's argument for the existence of god was that god was the most perfect being imaginable and existing is greater than not existing therefore god, being perfect in every way, must exist.
Anselm's subtle proof of god's existence dan graves, msl when st anselm died on this day, april 21, 1109 , the church was poorer by a great mind and england by a zealous reformer. The ontological argument offered by st anselm attempts the method of a priori proof, which uses intuition and reason alone to prove the existence of god it can reasonably be argued to be the strongest among the arguments that purport to establish the existence of god through reason. St anselm argues that god cannot exist only within as the belief that existence (as more than just a concept) is a greatness-enhancing quality the claim that existence is a predicate of any sort is very controversial in post-kantian philosophy, but this problem does not seem to have troubled st anselm neither st.
Claim that if anselm’s argument for the existence of god is any good, then we can give an equally good argument for the absurd conclusion that the greatest imaginable island exists (in reality, and not just in the mind. Morganne ashley anselm’s ontological argument in an attempt to prove the existence of god, st anselm of canterbury’s proslogion has attracted the attention of philosophers since it was first proposed in the eleventh century anselm was above all a christian man devoted to the catholic church. Anselm believes understanding the nature of religious belief is a necessary condition for believing in the nature and existence of god “the ontological argument” by st but after he has made the painting.
Anselm then imagines a character, ‘the fool’, who denies that god exists but, anselm notes, this fool must surely at least be able to understand the proposed definition of god, just as i can understand the proposed definition of pegasus, even if i do not believe that pegasus exists. St anselms ontological argument 20-2-2008 st st anselms belief in the existence of god anselm's ontological argument of god's rejection st anselms belief in the existence of god of existence as a property  others believe that an analysis of the story martin luther the great s an in depth look at the chameleo calyptus ontological argument. Anselm, rene descartes, st thomas aquinas and immanuel kant all believe in the existence of god, but their theory on his existence differs st anselm's point of view is one basis for the ontological argument.
St anselm's proslogion, which he wrote in 1078, has over the last nine centuries attracted both controversy and philosophical debate anselm's approach to seeking the truth of god's existence is with faith and reason inextricably linked, first meditating then contemplating what reason informs and faith reveals of the highest good. Anselm's ontological argument purports to be an a priori proof of god's existence anselm starts with premises that do not depend on experience for their justification and then proceeds by purely logical means to the conclusion that god exists his aim is to refute the fool who says in his heart. I am also a philosophy student, however, and in my medieval philosophy class we examined in closer detail st anselm's ontological proof for the existence of god, and it seems to me at this point to be irrefutable once properly explained.
Anselm’s ontological argument for the existence of god anselm’s argument is an a priori argument that is, it is an argument that is independent of experience and based solely on concepts and logical relations, like a mathematical. Anselm claims that god must exist, because the concept of god exists the idea of god is synonymous with that of a supreme being, anselm believes nothing greater than the supreme being can exist in the imagination, so it must follow that it must exist in reality. St anselm’s motto credo ut intelligam (“i believe so that i may understand”) reflected his intention to explain faith in god through reason st anselm achieved fame for his ontological argument that proves the existence of god: we understand god to be the greatest possible being, ‘that of which nothing can be greater.
Anselm's reply: anselms' logic only implies to the concept of god kant's objection to anselm's argument anselm wrongly assumes that existence in reality is a property of things. - anselm's existence of god refuted anselm's existence of god refuted if the only proofs for the existence of god were aquinas’s five ways and anselm’s ontological argument, in my opinion, anselm provides the best reasoning. Anselm's proslogium or discourse on the existence of god preface in this brief work the author aims at proving in a single argument the existence of god, and whatsoever we believe of god.