According to Davies, Malcolm's use of the word tells the reader absolutely nothing about the subject and relies heavily on the readers supposition of God's existence Jordan et al Brian Davies criticised this argument by pointing out that it simply suggests a God is possible and not a physical actuality.
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Ontological Argument Advantages There is no need for empirical evidence to prove God's existence.
Russell: Anselm makes the Ontological Argument into an intention when really it is only a extension.
All language is specific and idiosyncratic. So does the theist unless s he believes in Zeus. Plantinga: He starts his argument with a scientific hypothesis and so avoids the immediate problems associated with existence as a predicate and the rejection of the definition- is he only delaying it?
Anselm, an Archbishop of Canterbury, first proposed the Ontological Argument in his book 'Proslogian', according to Anselm, both theists and atheists have a definition of God, if only for atheists to dismiss his existence.
The argument is intellectually stimulating and logically satisfying.
This is not limited to imaginary beings: if you know someone, you only know them relationally.