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  • The middle ages, in the person of Anselm of Canterbury, contribute the first clear form of the Ontological argument for theism.
  • Anselm tells us that a most perfect being must exist, since the perfection which includes existence is manifestly greater than a perfection confined to an object of thought.
  • A more liberal estimate might include John Scotus Erigena or even Anselm or Bernard of Clairvaux in the West and Photius in the East.
  • Lanfranc brought law and discipline; Anselm brought theology and philosophy.
  • Such is the teaching, along different lines, alike of St Anselm and of Abelard.

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