The supremely perfect being of the last chapter is, of course, identical with the maximally great being of Chapter 1. Hence, the former would be necessarily absolutely great, i.e. no other supremely perfect being is possible.


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  1. 2.
    In formulating this explanation, I have drawn on Rowe’s critique of Anselm’s Proslogion II argument in Rowe’s Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction (Belmont, Calif.: Dickenson, 1978) pp. 41–6.Google Scholar
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    Clement Dore, Theism (Dordrecht: D. Reidel, 1984) p. 98.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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  • Clement Dore
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  1. 1.Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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