Is the Ontological Argument good evidence?

Descartes states that for God to lack existence would be for him to lack perfection, which would mean it, would be a being other than God. Does the fact that the nature of God is in no way explored, mean that the argument holds little meaning as evidence for the existence of God?

Dr David Webster answers questions sent in by A-Level students..

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Logic and Arguments for God

Why would you suggest that by using logic and reasoning, it provides a better argument for the existence of God than using empirical evidence?

Dr David Webster answers questions all the way from Essex..

The ontological argument is flawed?

A question sent in by a school – about the Ontological argument

Do you agree that the ontological argument is flawed because it begins with an inductive definition and does it provide a useful argument to prove the existence of God?

Lectures – on various philosophical topics

Ok, they’re not videos – but our colleague Dr William Large makes a number of his lectures public: these can be found at http://drwilliamlarge.wordpress.com/ – and should be of interest to anyone studying philosophy..

We hope to post some videos of Dr Large before long too…

Here is a sample:

Nietzsche and Moral Nihilism – Lecture 3

October 17, 2012

In popular culture, the philosopher Nietzsche is usually associated with moral nihilism. We might define nihilism as the absence of the highest values. Associated with moral nihilism is moral relativism. Moral relativism is the belief that all values, precisely because there are no higher values, are merely the expression of personal preference. Ironically, however, is it exactly this kind of moral viewpoint that Nietzsche is criticising. Rather than being a nihilist he is an anti-nihilist. Nihilism is a diagnosis of the decadence of Western culture, rather than a position that Nietzsche wants, and still less, wants us to aspire to.

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