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2. 3. 4. 5. There are two domains of objects: reality and the understanding. Some objects belong to exactly one of these domains. Some objects belong to both of these domains. There are no objects that belong to neither domain. Objects that belong to reality do not have logically inconsistent properties, and nor do they suffer from logical incompleteness: in particular, for any pair of a property and the negation of that property, an object that belongs to reality has exactly one of the members of that pair of properties.
Thus without doubt that than which a greater cannot be conceived exists, both in the understanding and in reality. The argument in this passage has two major parts. In the first part, Anselm seems to argue in the following way: 1. When the fool hears the words ‘that than which no greater can be conceived’, he understands those words (Premise). 24 Philosophy of Religion: The Key Thinkers 2. For any expression ‘E’, if ‘E’ is understood, then E exists in the understanding (Premise). 3. Hence, that than which no greater can be conceived exists in the understanding (Conclusion).
Moreover, even if we do think that this formulation of Descartes’ argument is at least prima facie vulnerable to Kant’s criticisms, it still remains to be determined whether Kant’s criticisms constitute a weighty objection to the argument in question. Should we think, for example, that the only way in which it could be true that we perceive clearly and distinctly that existence belongs to the true and immutable nature of a supremely perfect being is if it were true that the concept of a supremely perfect being somehow contains existence?