Gödel's Ontological Argument – Contextualisation and Reception

Alexander Zachrau (Freie Universität Berlin)

A brief summary of the famous ontological argument, that was found in Gödel's Nachlass, is presented and the implications it bears. This includes a historical contextualisation of the argument. Some variants of the arguments' premises are shown along with other scholarly reactions to it. Finally, the significance of the work and the question in which way metaphysics and computer science could be fruitful to one another is elaborated.

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