The Proslogion argument is often still considered as an ontological proof of the existence of God or as its predecessor. Doubtless this misinterpretation does not strike the root of the matter. Anselm requests to reflect upon what is and has always been present to reasoning in an unthematically way. Proslogion chapt. 2 reflects upon the difference between only being thought and being, and points out the characteristic feature of reasoning – to be the disclosure of being. Proslogion chapt. 3 reflects upon the difference between being as being and its origin. Id quo nihil maius cogitari potest is not the highest thinkable (summum cogitabile) but what is showing itself while withdrawing from reasoning.