2.29 Ontological Argument

Category: Philosophy of Religion

Keywords: anselm, exists, exist, existent, santayana, existed, existence, contingency, essences, existing, existential, essence, plantinga, ontological, contingent

Number of Articles: 238
Percentage of Total: 0.7%
Rank: 66th

Weighted Number of Articles: 328.6
Percentage of Total: 1%
Rank: 42nd

Mean Publication Year: 1966.2
Weighted Mean Publication Year: 1966
Median Publication Year: 1967
Modal Publication Year: 1961

Topic with Most Overlap: Arguments (0.065)
Topic this Overlaps Most With: Faith and Theism (0.0404)
Topic with Least Overlap: Quantum Physics (0.00017)
Topic this Overlaps Least With: Cognitive Science (0.00083)

Ontological Argument

Figure 2.72: Ontological Argument

Ontological Argument Articles in Each Journal

Figure 2.73: Ontological Argument Articles in Each Journal


In almost every model I ran, philosophy of religion was a single topic. But here, possibly because I was using so many topics, it split off ontological arguments from the rest of philosophy of religion. There are a few other articles in here on the general topic of arguments for God’s existence, but they mostly are ontological argument papers. I didn’t really realise that there were so many of them. There are, for example, about twice as many articles in the twelve journals on the ontological argument as on the Gettier Problem, which is really not what I had realised.