Anselm's Discovery: A Re-Examination of the Ontological Proof for God's Existence

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Prefaceix
PART ONE
NECESSARILY SOMEHOW ACTUALIZED: ANSELM'S PROOF IN NEW PERSPECTIVE3
1. Blunder or Discovery?3
2. The Overestimation of Gaunilo18
3. What the Proof Claims to Prove22
4. The Definition of God: a Dilemma25
5. Neoclassical Resolution of the Dilemma28
6. Existence a Predicate?33
7. The Second or Strong Form of the Proof33
8. Malcolm and Findlay: a Fresh Start?36
9. The Necessary is Abstract41
10. In What Sense the Proof is Inconclusive48
11. Predicates, Individuals, and States49
12. The Role of Faith53
13. Is the Proof Platonic?55
14. A Theory of Modality60
15. Contingency and Observability62
16. The Proof and Logical Rules65
17. Anselm's Appeal to Rules70
18. Refutation of Some Refutations73
19. The Argument of Proslogium III85
20. Proslogium II, III, and Anselm's Principle99

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