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Anzelmas Kenterberietis: Fides Quaerens Argumentum
Anselm of Canterbury: Fides Quaerans Argumentum

Author(s): Tomas Saulius
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Metaphysics, Logic, Philosophy of Middle Ages, Philosophy of Religion
Published by: Visuomeninė organizacija »LOGOS«
Keywords: proof; understanding; belief; existence;

Summary/Abstract: Paper deals with the most significant and controversial episode of medieval philosophy – the “proofs” for God’s existence formulated by Anselm of Canterbury in his Monologion. Here investigation rests on the idea that the purpose and rationale of these “proofs” unfold only in the context of Anselm’s other works. The paper aims to find out whether Anselm, being brilliant dialectician, really aims to elaborate Christian theology within the limits of pure reason, i.e. within the limits drawn by deductive logic, or whether the question of the meaning of his “proofs” should be reduced to the question of their logical legitimacy.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 72
  • Page Range: 59-70
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Lithuanian