• Jonathan Barnes
Part of the New Studies in the Philosophy of Religion book series (NSPR)


In this chapter I am going to turn to the first premiss of the Ontological Argument, the premiss which gives it its distinctive characteristic of being ‘taken from a definition’ (cf. above, p. 8). Since Kant’s attack on the argument, this premiss has been largely ignored; but traditionally it was a regular object of assault.


Singular Term Definite Description Definite Article Ontological Argument Inference Pattern 
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© Jonathan Barnes 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Barnes
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  1. 1.Oriel CollegeOxfordUK

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