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Ontological Disproof of God's Existence
Australasian Journal of Philosophy
  • John N. WILLIAMS, Singapore Management University
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Journal Article
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Postprint
Publication Date
6-1992
Abstract

An initial reading of Hume's Principle is that no necessary truth can be denied without contradiction, whereas all existential propositions can. Therefore it is self-contradictory to say,that any existential claim is necessarily true, since it follows that this claim both can and cannot be denied without self-contradiction. Thus any claim of the form 'X necessarily exists' is a self-contradiction, even if X is God.

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10.1080/00048409212345091
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Taylor and Francis
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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
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http://doi.org/10.1080/00048409212345091
Citation Information
John N. WILLIAMS. "Ontological Disproof of God's Existence" Australasian Journal of Philosophy Vol. 70 Iss. 2 (1992) p. 204 - 210 ISSN: 0004-8402
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_williams/20/