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    Der kosmologische Gottesbeweis des Ralph von Battle. Rekonstruktion, Kritik und Einordnung.Christian Tapp & Bernd Goebel - 2022 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 104 (3):509-538.
    This paper reconstructs and discusses a proof of God’s existence by Anselm of Canterbury’s friend Ralph of Battle, developed in his recently edited De nesciente, a fictitious dialogue between a Christian and an atheist. Without precedent in antiquity and the Middle Ages, Ralph’s proof has never been examined in detail. It combines a “cogito” argument with a two-part cosmological argument. The paper first presents the textual basis and an exegetical interpretation of Ralph’s reasoning, classifies the parts of the proof historically (...)
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  2. Utrum Verum Et Simplex Convertantur. The Simplicity of God in Aquinas and Swinburne.Christian Tapp - 2018 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 10 (2):23-50.
    This paper explores Thomas Aquinas’ and Richard Swinburne’s doctrines of simplicity in the context of their philosophical theologies. Both say that God is simple. However, Swinburne takes simplicity as a property of the theistic hypothesis, while for Aquinas simplicity is a property of God himself. For Swinburne, simpler theories are ceteris paribus more likely to be true; for Aquinas, simplicity and truth are properties of God which, in a certain way, coincide – because God is metaphysically simple. Notwithstanding their different (...)
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  3. The Influence of Spinoza’s Concept of Infinity on Cantor’s Set Theory.Paolo Bussotti & Christian Tapp - 2009 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 40 (1):25-35.
    Georg Cantor, the founder of set theory, cared much about a philosophical foundation for his theory of infinite numbers. To that end, he studied intensively the works of Baruch de Spinoza. In the paper, we survey the influence of Spinozean thoughts onto Cantor’s; we discuss Spinoza’s philosophy of infinity, as it is contained in his Ethics; and we attempt to draw a parallel between Spinoza’s and Cantor’s ontologies. Our conclusion is that the study of Spinoza provides deepening insights into Cantor’s (...)
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    Did Anselm Define God? Against the Definitionist Misrepresentation of Anselm’s Famous Description of God.Christian Tapp & Geo Siegwart - 2022 - Philosophia 50 (4):2125-2160.
    Anselm of Canterbury’s so-called ontological proofs in the Proslogion have puzzled philosophers for centuries. The famous description “something / that than which nothing greater can be conceived” is part and parcel of his argument. Most commentators have interpreted this description as a definition of God. We argue that this view, which we refer to as “definitionism”, is a misrepresentation. In addition to textual evidence, the key point of our argument is that taking the putative definition as what Anselm intended it (...)
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  5. Theory and Practice of Logical Reconstruction – Anselm as a Model Case. Introduction.Friedrich Reinmuth, Geo Siegwart & Christian Tapp - 2014 - History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis 17:13–21.
    Logical reconstruction is a fundamental philosophical method for achieving clarity concerning the prerequisites, presuppositions and the logical structure of natural language arguments. The scope and limits of this method have become visible not least through its intense application to Anselm of Canterbury’s notorious proofs for the existence of God. This volume collects, on the one hand, reconstructions of Anselmian arguments that take account of the problems of reconstruction and, on the other hand, theoretical reflections on reconstruction with a view to (...)
     
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  6. "Stets zu Diensten?": welche Philosophie braucht die Theologie heute?Martin Blay, Thomas Schärtl, Christian Schröer & Christian Tapp (eds.) - 2019 - Münster: Aschendorff Verlag.
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  7. Gott Und Vernunft: Neue Perspektiven Zur Transzendentalphilosophie Richard Schaefflers.Bernd Irlenborn & Christian Tapp (eds.) - 2013 - Alber.
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    Theory and Practice of Reconstruction: Anselm as a Model Case. Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 17.Friedrich Reinmuth, Geo Siegwart & Christian Tapp (eds.) - 2014 - Mentis.
    This volume brings together papers on the theory of reconstruction that pay attention to the humdrum exercise of everyday reconstruction and papers that develop reconstructions of Anselmian arguments with a view to the theoretical problems of reconstruction. We hope that this will provide the readers with an opportunity to assess the merits of the theoretical accounts in the light of the reconstructions and the merits of the latter in the light of the former.
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  9. Bernard Bolzano.Christian Tapp - 2019 - In Klaus Viertbauer & Georg Gasser (eds.), Handbuch Analytische Religionsphilosophie. Akteure – Diskurse – Perspektiven. Metzler. pp. 13-19.
    Bernard Bolzano lebte von 1781 bis 1848, hauptsächlich in Prag. Er war ein bedeutender Philosoph, Mathematiker und Theologe. 1805 empfing er die Priesterweihe.
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  10. Die Einzigkeit Gottes Im Proslogion des Anselm von Canterbury.Christian Tapp - 2012 - Philosophisches Jahrbuch 119 (1):15-25.
    . Existence and uniqueness are standard questions in cases where definite descriptions are used. In his Proslogion Anselm of Canterbury uses definite and non-definite descriptions of God: He is “id/aliquid quo maius cogitari non potest”. While Anselm’s proof for the existence of God is widely discussed, including its relations to those famous descriptions, this is not the case for the question of uniqueness. Is there at most one perfect being or might there be more than one? ‘Of course there can (...)
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  11. Design-Argumente für die Existenz Gottes.Christian Tapp - 2019 - In Klaus Viertbauer & Georg Gasser (eds.), Handbuch Analytische Religionsphilosophie. Akteure – Diskurse – Perspektiven. Metzler. pp. 110-123.
    Unter ›Design-Argumenten‹ fasst man Argumente zusammen, die von der Existenz bestimmter struktureller Merkmale M der natürlichen, also nicht auf menschliches Handeln zurückgehenden Welt auf die Existenz eines nicht-menschlichen intelligenten Urhebers dieser Merkmale schließen. Da die strukturellen Merkmale M in der Regel eine bestimmte Zweckmäßigkeit und damit den Anschein einer Anpassung an bestimmte Ziele einschließen, wie man ihn von menschlichen Artefakten kennt, die für einen bestimmten Zweck gemacht sind, nennt man diese Merkmale auch › Design‹ und den erschlossenen Urheber einen ›Designer‹.
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  12. Philosophische Gotteserkenntnis nach Thomas von Aquin.Christian Tapp - 2016 - Philosophisches Jahrbuch 123 (2):426-442.
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    Theologie Und Naturwissenschaften.Christian Tapp & Christof Breitsameter (eds.) - 2014 - De Gruyter.
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    The Uniqueness of God in Anselm’s Monologion.Christian Tapp - 2014 - History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis 17 (1):72-93.
    In this paper, Anselm’s argument for the uniqueness of God or, more precisely, something through which everything that exists has its being is reconstructed. A first reading of the argument leads to a preliminary reconstruens with one major weakness, namely the incompleteness of a central case distinction. In the successful attempt to construct a more tenable reconstruens some additional premises which are deeply rooted in an Anselmian metaphysics are identified. Anselm’s argument seems to depend on premises such as that if (...)
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    Reference to an Infinite Being.Christian Tapp - 2015 - In Dieter Schönecker (ed.), Plantinga's 'Warranted Christian Belief': Critical Essays with a Reply by Alvin Plantinga. De Gruyter. pp. 41-64.
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    On Some Philosophical Aspects of the Background to Georg Cantor’s Theory of Sets.Christian Tapp - 2005 - Philosophia Scientiae:157-173.
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    On Some Philosophical Aspects of the Background to Georg Cantor’s Theory of Sets.Christian Tapp - 2005 - Philosophia Scientae:157-173.
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    Literaturverzeichnis.Christof Breitsameter & Christian Tapp - 2014 - In Christof Breitsameter & Christian Tapp (eds.), Theologie Und Naturwissenschaften. De Gruyter. pp. 295-314.
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    Einleitung.Christof Breitsameter & Christian Tapp - 2014 - In Christof Breitsameter & Christian Tapp (eds.), Theologie Und Naturwissenschaften. De Gruyter. pp. 1-18.
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    Inhalt.Christof Breitsameter & Christian Tapp - 2014 - In Christof Breitsameter & Christian Tapp (eds.), Theologie Und Naturwissenschaften. De Gruyter.
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    Vorwort.Christof Breitsameter & Christian Tapp - 2014 - In Christof Breitsameter & Christian Tapp (eds.), Theologie Und Naturwissenschaften. De Gruyter.
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