Philosophy

Research Article

The Axiological Theism of A. E. Taylor

Professor Charles F. Sawhill Virtuea1

a1 University of Maine, U.S.A.

If a rational argument is to be advanced for the existence of God, it must be some form of the cosmological, depending on the concept of causation, or the ontological, an elaboration of the concept of being. The metaphysical fertility of the axiological approach to theism consists in its reformulation of the ontological argument—viz., that the nature of existent reality itself is indicative of supra natural being.