Proslogion: including Gaunilo Objections and Anselm's Replies
"Therefore, Lord, who grant understanding to faith, grant me that, in so far as you know it beneficial, I understand that you are as we believe and you are that which we believe. Now we believe that you are something than which nothing greater can be imagined.
Then is there no such natu ...more
So for as we know this is the seminal piece of philosophical work that introduced the ontological argu ...more
The original title of the book, Fides Quaerens Intellectum (Faith Seeking Understanding), is a good description of what Anselm was trying to do with this work. From all the evidence there is, it seems he already believed all the conclusions to the arguments in the work, but his purpose was to strengthen his faith by backing up his beliefs with sound arguments. He does seem to succeed for the most part. Everything he says about God is logical and in accordance with Catholic theology, and he offer...more
Dr. Schaich was a double Ph.D. His first degree was in physics. Reading Heidegger's Being and Time, however, upset him enough to change over to philosophy.
Schaich was unlike any other teacher I'd ever had. First, he wasn't much interested in religion at all. We read what the department of religion required, books like Rudolf Otto's Idea of t ...more
Read only chapter 2, 3, and the replies. The rest is irrelevant.