Topics Worth Investigating

  1. Do you think that Gaunilo would agree the following objection applys to Anselm's Ontological Argument?

    Nothing is demonstrable unless the contrary implies a contradiction. Nothing that is distinctly conceivable implies a contradiction. Whatever we can conceive as existent, we can also conceive of as nonexistent. There is no being whose non-existence implies a contradiction. Consequently there is no being whose existence is demonstrable.[1]

  2. Explain the differences between "inconceivable" and "unintelligible."



David Hume. Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. 1779.