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Citation Information for “Anselm, ‘Ontological Argument’”

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”So that than which a greater cannot be thought exists so truly that it cannot be thought not to exist. And this is you, O Lord our God.” St Anselm, Proslogion I, trans. Thomas Williams (Indianapolis, Indiana: Hackett Publishing, 2001) 40.

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