Read the article entitled ‘The Ontological Argument by St. Anselm.’ It is on Chapter 10 of Archie Lee’s Reading for Philosophical Inquiry: A Brief Introduction to Philosophical Thinking ver. 0.21. Answer the following questions.
1. Explain whether you think St. Anselm believes understanding the nature of religious belief is a necessary condition for believing in the nature and existence of God.
2. As clearly as possible, restate Anselm’s ontological argument.
3. Clearly explain what St. Anselm means when he writes there is only one way God can be conceived not to exist.
4. Explain why, according to St. Anselm, only God and nothing else cannot not exist? According to Anselm, why couldn’t other necessary beings exist?