Plantinga's Modal Ontological Argument for God

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What argument did St Anselm originate?

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1. What is the first premise of the ontological argument?

2. What two words are often used in modal logic?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess what you know about Plantinga's modal reasoning for God with these study tools. Answer quiz questions on topics like an argument that started with St. Anselm and the first premise of a certain belief about God.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These key points will be covered:

  • Terms used in modal logic
  • Analysis used by Plantinga's modal reasoning for God
  • The seventh premise of an argument for God

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Plantinga's modal reasoning for God
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the terms often used in modal logic
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about an argument that originated with St. Anselm and the first premise of a God argument

Additional Learning

Consider the lesson called Plantinga's Modal Ontological Argument for God for more information on the following topics:

  • Dr. Alvin Plantinga as a university professor of philosophy
  • Anselm Canterbury (1033-1109) as a monk in England and France
  • Analysis of his arguments for God
  • Modal logic definition
  • Plantinga's additional analysis of Anselm's beliefs
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