Gödel’s Argument, Background
There are many directions from which people have tried to prove the existence of God. There have been arguments based on design: a complex universe must have had a designer. There have been attempts to show that the existence of an ethical sense implies the existence of God. There have been arguments based on causality: trace the chain of effect and cause backward and one must reach a first cause. Ontological arguments seek to establish the existence of God based on pure logic: the principles of reasoning require that God be part of ones ontology.
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