Mendelssohn und Kant über den ontologischen Gottesbeweis

Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 69 (5):720-741 (2021)
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This essay develops a new interpretation of Moses Mendelssohn’s ontological argument in the Morning Hours: Lectures on God’s Existence. At the beginning, Immanuel Kant’s famous criticism of the ontological proof of God’s existence in the Critique of Pure Reason is presented. Then I offer an in-depth analysis of Mendelssohn’s original ontological argument in the Morning Hours. It is shown that with Mendelssohn’s new proof of God, Kant’s objections are answered. Finally, it is explained why Mendelssohn does not succeed in completely refuting Kant’s objections.



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Stefan Lang
Martin Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg

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Nochmals zu Mendelssohn, Kant und dem ontologischen Gottesbeweis.Rogelio Rovira - 2023 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 71 (2):194-200.

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