Heidegger Ontology vs St Anselm Ontology
A comparison of the ontological arguments of the 20th-century philosopher Martin Heidegger and the 11th-century archbishop of Canterbury, St. Anselm.
# 110439 | 1,412 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 23, 2008 in Philosophy (Metaphysics) , Religion and Theology (Christianity) , Philosophy (General)
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This paper discusses and compares Martin Heidegger's phenomenological analysis of human existence and St. Anselm's ontological argument on the existence of God. The writer describes the concept of "dasein," or "being," and the special meanings that Heidegger assigned to it. The writer explains how Heidegger saw being as preceding knowing and how his argument progresses to the conclusion that the being of "dasein" is time. St. Anselm, on the other hand, begins with a negative proposition and uses logic to deduce the existence of God. The writer concludes that while St. Anselm derives everything else from the generalization of God's existence from logic, Heidegger finds it nearly impossible to even completely understand the concept of being.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Charlesworth, M. J., editor/trans. Proslogion Chapter II by St. Anselm. University of Notre Dame Press, June 1979
- Korab-Karpowiez, W. J. Martin Heidegger. The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2007. Retrieved on December 26, 2007 from http://www.iep.utm.edu/heidegger.htm
- Kent, W H. St. Anselm. The Catholic Encyclopedia Vol I. Robert Appleton Company, 1909. Tim Holt, 2006. Retrieved on December 26, 2007 from http://www.newadvent.org.cathen/015466.htm
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