Symbolic AI and Gödel's Ontological Argument

Faculty/Professorship: AI Systems Engineering 
Author(s): Benzmüller, Christoph  
Title of the Journal: Zygon : Journal of Religion and Science
ISSN: 1467-9744, 0591-2385
Publisher Information: John Wiley & Sons, Inc
Year of publication: 2022
Issue: Online First
Pages: 1-10
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1111/zygo.12830
Over the past decade, variants of Gödel's ontological arguments have been critically examined using modern symbolic AI technology. Computers have unearthed new insights about them and even contributed to the exploration of new, simplified variants of the argument, which now need to be further investigated by theologians and philosophers. In this article, I provide a brief, informal overview of these contributions and engage in a discussion of the possible future role of AI technology for the rigorous assessment of arguments in theology and philosophy.
GND Keywords: Künstliche Intelligenz; Metaphysik; Ontologie; Information; Interdisziplinarität
Keywords: artificial intelligence, metaphysics, ontology, information, interdisciplinarity
DDC Classification: 004 Computer science  
RVK Classification: SK 130   
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Open Access Journal: Ja
Type: Article
Release Date: 15. September 2022