Cogito ergo sum
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"..Cogito ergo sum (French: "Je pense donc je suis"; English: "I think, therefore I am") is aphilosophical Latin
statement proposed by René Descartes. The simple meaning of the phrase is that someone wondering whether
or not he or she exists is, in and of itself, proof that something, an "I", exists to do the thinking. However, this
"I" is not the more or less permanent person we call "I". It may be that the something that thinks is purely
momentary, and not the same as the something which has a different thought the next moment.
The phrase became a fundamental element of Western philosophy, as it was perceived to form a foundation for all knowledge. While other knowledge could be a figment of imagination, deception or mistake, the very act of doubting one's own existence serves to some people as proof of the reality of one's own existence, or at least that of one's thought.
The statement is sometimes given as Dubito, ergo cogito, ergo sum (English: "I doubt, therefore I think, therefore I am").
Descartes's original statement was "Je pense donc je suis", from his Discourse on Method (1637). He wrote it in French, not in Latin and thereby reached a wider audience in his country than that of scholars. He uses the Latin "Cogito ergo sum" in the laterPrinciples of Philosophy.."
Sometimes thinking is a bad idea.. an academic research to put the case for unthinking...
Possibly the best known of all philososophical quotations; this is from the French philosopher René Descartes in Discourse on Method, 1637, where he attempted to prove his existence as a thinking being, by thinking. 'I think, therefore I am' comes to us in English via two translations. Descartes' original statement in French was "Je pense, donc je suis"..
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