When reviewing the Ontological Argument, one must keep in mind that St.Anselm sought the perfect argument which would establish the existence and natureof God. Unfortunately for St. Anselm, when in the realm of theory, there is neither the perfect defense, nor perfect offense, which we will examine in depth. To beginreview of Anselm’s argument, one must make the assumption that the term God issynonymous with the concept of a being greater than all others and without equals.To begin the premise, Anselm suggests that the concept of “God” (as definedabove) is understandable by human cognition and therefore is in existence, ascompared to an object or being which cannot be imagined, such as a circular square.By saying God exists in mentality, Anselm then suggests that God might have existedin reality, as compared to a being of solely imaginary origin, much like the differencebetween a horse, and a unicorn. To summarize the main point of his argument,Anselm then draws the conclusion that because God exists in the possible humanimagination and
have existed in reality, in the sense that his existence is possible,with notions of probability aside, the being that is greater than all others is indeed inexistence. Now, according to Anselm, existence is a quality that can make one thingmore worthy than another. For example, because a horse exists in reality, in the sensethat it can be physically interacted with, it is by all means greater than a unicorn, which(most probably) only exists in imagination, because it cannot be physically interactedwith.