Analysis Of Anselm's Argument For The Existence Of God

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Anselm defines God as, “a being than which nothing greater can be conceived”; a being that cannot be surpassed or improved in understanding and existence. He believes that everyone has their own vision of God. Every person performs what they believe to be his will through themselves in their own way. Anselm uses the definition to argue for the existence of God when refers to two different forms of understanding; comprehend an idea of an object and to perceive an object existence. Both forms of understanding are needed to define God in a way that a fool could understand. In the quote “for when he hears of this, he understands it. And whatever is understood, exists in the understanding”; to the fool he understands with this statement that God
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