Reply to Langtry

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Bruce Langtry (1999) argues against the general objection to ontological arguments presented in my book OntologicalArguments and Belief in God. I am no longer sure that that general objection is correctly expressed in my book-and, indeed, I am no longer confident that there is such a general objection to be given-but I also do not think that Langtry's criticisms of that objection are quite right. What I propose to do here is the following: first, to briefly rehearse the general objection to ontological arguments given in my book; second, to briefly recapitulate Langtry's criticisms of this general objection; third, to explain why I think that Langtry's criticisms are ineffective; and fourth to air some doubts of my own about the argunaent which I originally defended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-80
Number of pages8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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