A Modal Argument for God’s Existence

  • Clement Dore


Consider the following argument for God’s existence.


Actual World Moral Obligation Logical Necessity Foregoing Argument Modal Argument 
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  1. 1.
    Not all negative, singular existentials are necessarily false. For a defence of the thesis that some can be contingent, see Alvin Plantinga, The Nature of Necessity (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1974) p. 147.Google Scholar
  2. 4.
    In Alvin Plantinga (ed.), The Ontological Argument from St Anselm to Contemporary Philosophers (New York: Doubleday, 1965) p. 157.Google Scholar

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© Clement Dore 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Clement Dore
    • 1
  1. 1.Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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