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    (Original post by thepurplerain)
    Did most people do Q1 and 3?
    Yassss, what did you write about for 1B?
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    (Original post by Jooosmooon)
    So for the Anselm question did you just have to write about the ontological argument? I just wrote his first part then gaunilos critisisms and then I wrote his second part of the argument .. What else should I of wrote ?!
    That's all you needed - You could have written a paragraph on Anselm, how he was writing from a position of "faith seeking understanding" and how he was writing to support psalms, "the fool in his heart says there is not God"


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    What did you guys write for irenaeus
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    (Original post by meeya)
    That's all you needed - You could have written a paragraph on Anselm, how he was writing from a position of "faith seeking understanding" and how he was writing to support psalms, "the fool in his heart says there is not God"


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    Thank you!!! I had a complete mind blank about Anselm himself so just hope I have done enough :-) thanks!
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    (Original post by Hayjayk89)
    What did you guys write for irenaeus
    I had an absolute nightmare with this! Forgot everything! I just wrote that it's soul-making and basically that it's justified cos it allows development and leads us to be a child of God ... Done really bad on this
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    (Original post by Jooosmooon)
    So for the Anselm question did you just have to write about the ontological argument? I just wrote his first part then gaunilos critisisms and then I wrote his second part of the argument .. What else should I of wrote ?!
    I wrote:
    Intro : anselm, a prori, deductive and what the kwywords mean
    1. Anselms definition of god and his argument
    2. Guanilo "on behalf of the fool" and his island parody
    3. Anselms second argument
    4. Descartes
    5.kants criticisms
    6. Betand criticisms
    Conclusion: summary
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    That exam was sooo bad, I completely messed up

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    (Original post by Jooosmooon)
    I had an absolute nightmare with this! Forgot everything! I just wrote that it's soul-making and basically that it's justified cos it allows development and leads us to be a child of God ... Done really bad on this
    Well at least you didn't write it's soul deciding like I did. I had a complete mental block.

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    Loved that exam was so good! Dont think i wrote enough for anselm's argument though- i wrote about him and gaunilo, i didnt even mention descartes or kant:/
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    (Original post by Oliviawicks23)
    Loved that exam was so good! Dont think i wrote enough for anselm's argument though- i wrote about him and gaunilo, i didnt even mention descartes or kant:/
    ayy you didn't need to, part A isnt for analysis - that's part B. You write about what the question asks you to - which is Anselm! and obv a little about gaunilo because he inspired Anselm's second version of his argument
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    Yeah but the question was "explain Anselms attempt to prove the existence of God" you talk about anselm not Ganulo or any criticism??

    The thing is you talk about his arguments and his views
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    For part b, you talk about Gaunilo and other criticisms am i wrong thats what i did
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    I just talked about Anselm and explained his arguments in depth, I didn't even talk about Guanilo, would I loose marks ?
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    (Original post by nihil_nimis)
    I just talked about Anselm and explained his arguments in depth, I didn't even talk about Guanilo, would I loose marks ?
    You wouldnt did you talk about gaunilo in part B??
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    (Original post by TeaAndTextbooks)
    Well at least you didn't write it's soul deciding like I did. I had a complete mental block.

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    Oh you'll be supprised!!! I remembered nothing and I couldn't make any key points or explain anything ! I have no explamples and mentioned nothing about image or likeness of God ... Litreally all I wrote was soul-making I couldn't remember anything else
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    (Original post by Helzbay)
    You wouldnt did you talk about gaunilo in part B??
    No, I mainly just talked about general criticisms on the argument and used Descartes, I completely forgot about Guanilo , but to be honest even if I did include him I wouldn't really know how to link it to the question, because it asked about the necessity of God and Gaunilo was more concerned with the way Anselm was defining things into existence.
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    (Original post by samsun12345)
    What did you talk about for 1B?
    1.b) God isn't logically necessary-Discuss. I started off by using Gaunilo's example of the island to outline how using reason (i.e. logic) God cannot exist. Then Alvin Platinga who states that an island holds no intrinsic maximum though God is maximally great also reinforced by Anselm's second ontological argument he states that island is contingent unlike God whom is necessary existence (damn forgot to write 'liber apologeticus'). Then I described Descartes explanation of the ontological God's existence being immutable like mathematics thus he must exist (existence a predicate). Then response by Kant saying existence is not a predicate and Aquinas stating that ontological argument is synthetic not self evident of God (forgot to mention Aquinas a posteriori). Also added that Peter Gassendi says we can only talk about perfection of things that exist. Concluded with Van Iwagen supporting Anselm's argument stating without God it is self-contradictory (for contingent things to come into existence). tried to make it sound like an argument and tried to link back to questions t end of paragraphs. Hope that helps, how did you do?
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    (Original post by nihil_nimis)
    No, I mainly just talked about general criticisms on the argument and used Descartes, I completely forgot about Guanilo , but to be honest even if I did include him I wouldn't really know how to link it to the question, because it asked about the necessity of God and Gaunilo was more concerned with the way Anselm was defining things into existence.
    I did that, i used aquinas for 1B to talk about God's necessary existence
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    (Original post by nihil_nimis)
    I just talked about Anselm and explained his arguments in depth, I didn't even talk about Guanilo, would I loose marks ?
    I don't think so. I structured the part a with Gaunilo's argument, then added Descarte's and Van Iwagen and linked this back by stating the question how it reinforces Anselm's argument that God exists. In hindsight I think having the Anselm Gaunilo criticism part for the part A would actually be a good structure but I don't think we'll be penalised for not doing so.
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    What about question 3.b anyone ? The ireneaus discuss one
 
 
 
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