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Dimitry Crihan
Analytic Interpretations of Anselm’s “Single Argument”
(Bachelor’s programme)
The volume of the thesis is 48 pages. When writing the thesis 11 sources were used.

Keywords: ontological argument, analytic theology, Anselm.

The object of the study is the "single argument" by Anselm of Canterbury.

The subject of the research is the analytical interpretations of Anselm of Canterbury’s “single argument”.

The thesis consists of an introduction, 5 chapters, and a final conclusion.

In the introduction a general description of this research is given, the relevance of the work is formulated, the goals and objectives of the research are set, the object and subject of the research are identified.

The first chapter is devoted to Anselm's single argument, the variety of its interpretations by modern authors and the general subject of the treatise “Proslogion”. Also, to understand the history of the argument, the context in which the ontological argument appeared and the influence exerted by the argument on the theological discourse contemporary to it will be considered. In addition, the first chapter will deal with the criticism from a contemporary of Anselm of Canterbury, Gaunilo of Marmoutiers, and fromThomas Aquinas.

The second chapter covers the development of the question of the ontological argument among the philosophers of the New Age.

The third chapter presents modern versions of the ontological argument.

The fourth chapter briefly analyzes the terminology characteristic of the ontological argument of the discourse.

Chapters 5-8 describe the interpretations of Anselm's single argument in various logics proposed by G. Eder and E. Ramharter.

The conclusion of the thesis presents the results obtained during the study and the conclusions made.

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