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Single Idea 6913

[catalogued under 28. God / B. Proving God / 2. Proofs of Reason / a. Ontological Proof]

Full Idea

God is the being in which existence cannot be separated from essence and concept and which cannot be thought except as existing.

Gist of Idea

God's existence cannot be separated from essence and concept, which can only be thought as existing


Ludwig Feuerbach (Principles of Philosophy of the Future [1843], 18)

Book Reference

Feuerbach,Ludwig: 'Principles of the Philosophy of the Future', ed/tr. Vogel,M [Hackett 1986], p.30

A Reaction

This shows how faith in God endured through the Idealist movement by means of the Ontological Argument, despite the criticisms of Hume and Kant. To me this now appears as an odd abberation in the history of human thought.