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Automating Godel's Ontological Proof of God's Existence with Higher-order Automated Theorem Provers

Benzmuller, Christoph; Woltzenlogel Paleo, Bruno

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Kurt Godel’s ontological argument for God’s existence has been formalized and automated on a computer with higher-order automated theorem provers. From Godel’s premises, the computer proved: necessarily, there exists God. On the other hand, the theorem provers have also confirmed prominent criticism on Godel’s ontological argument, and they found some new results about it. The background theory of the work presented here offers a novel perspective towards a computational theoretical...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/154104
Source: ECAI 2014
DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-419-0-93
Access Rights: Open Access

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