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Anselm of Canterbury's First Argument

A Level: AQA • Edexcel • OCR • WJEC

A detailed investigation into Anselm of Canterbury's first presentation of the ontological argument, including how it works, and why it's convincing. This lesson provides a brief biography of Anselm of Canterbury, and covers the text of Proslogion. This includes discussion of his definition of God as a being than which no greater can be conceived, which supports his argument that God, being that than which no greater can be conceived, must necessarily exist.