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Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109) was one of the originators of medieval scholastic philosophy. This collection of his best-known philosophical works contains, among other things, the Proslogium, in which Anselm first put forward the famous ontological argument for the existence of God. Also included are Gaunilo of Maurmoutier's criticism of Anselm's argument and Anselm's r ...more
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Published December 30th 1998 by Open Court
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booklady
Apr 21, 2010 booklady marked it as to-read
If I just get to read the Proslogium, I'll think I did well. The introduction is awesome! Here it is:
“Insignificant man, rise up! Flee your preoccupations for a little while. Hide yourself for a time from your turbulent thoughts. Cast aside, now, your heavy responsibilities and put off your burdensome business. Make a little space free for God; and rest for a little time in him.

Enter the inner chamber of your mind; shut out all thoughts. Keep only thought of God, and thoughts that can aid you i
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Krista Dominguez
I am writing a research paper on the ontological argument, and so I picked up this edition of Anselm's works. The argument has piqued my interest, and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Anselm's original as well as Plantinga's version (who I believe sealed the argument against all its objectors).
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Feb 23, 2009 Walt rated it liked it
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Medieval Philosophy is not exactly portrayed correctly in the movies. These selected writings tried to make their thoughts and concerns more "attractive" to modern readers. Make no mistake, this is a difficult reading in philosophy; not a humorous overview of Anselm.
Emily
Sep 04, 2010 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was a Benedictine Monk's discourse on the existence of God. It was hard and most of it went over my head truthfully. Some parts reminded me of Psalms in the Bible,(which was appropriate as he quoted Psalms several times).
Crystal
It was nice to read this not because I HAD to (Foundation Year program, King's College, 1993) ... but because I wanted to.

"God is that which no greater can be conceived."
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Nov 07, 2007 Suz rated it it was amazing
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This was a really good book! Unfortunately, I didn't have a chance to read it really carefully, so I would really like to go back over it again.
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Random fact: read the Proslogium while listening to the Inception soundtrack earlier this fall. A very good combination...
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Oct 20, 2012 Lucrecia rated it it was amazing
Es emocionante leer a una mente tan clara. La mejor demostración racional de que Dios es uno en tres personas distintas.
Mark Robert
Nov 18, 2015 Mark Robert rated it really liked it
This was my first reading of Anselm after over twenty five years out of seminary. It almost like reading a prayer.
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Ten Great Works of Philosophy

In compilation only.
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Proslogium only. Not that I remember any of it. But just for the record.
Daniel Alvers
Jul 27, 2011 Daniel Alvers rated it really liked it
Anselm was a brilliant thinker with a few crazy problems.
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The ultimate response to the Jehovah's Witnesses. I love Saint Anselm.
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Saint Anselm of Canterbury (c.1033 - 1109), also called Anselm of Aosta after his birthplace and Anselm of Bec after his monastery, was a Benedictine monk, philosopher, and prelate of the Church, who held the office of Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109. Called the founder of scholasticism, he has been a major influence in Western theology and is famous as the originator of the ontological ...more
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