cogito, ergo sum


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cogito, ergo sum

(ˈkɒɡɪˌtəʊ ˈɜːɡəʊ ˈsʊm)
(Philosophy) I think, therefore I am; the basis of Descartes' philosophy

co•gi•to, er•go sum

(ˈkoʊ gɪˌtoʊ ˈɛr goʊ ˈsʊm; Eng. ˈkɒdʒ ɪˌtoʊ ˈɜr goʊ ˈsʌm, ˈɛr goʊ)
Latin.
I think, therefore I am (stated by Descartes as the first principle in resolving universal doubt).
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In our collective history, this moment marks a landmark alliance of science and philosophy -- cogito, ergo sum (I think, therefore I am).
Cogito, ergo sum suggests the importance of the first-personal point of view, where thinking is the ultimate warrant of being.
Cogito, ergo sum (I think, therefore I am), said Descartes (1596-1650), and this Latin aphorism became his first principle in philosophy.
Since the entire series of two-page chapters revolves around the Cartesian idea of Cogito, ergo sum, one is led to believe that Wanda's "eternity" could be imaginary.
From his childhood and schooling, to his contributions to science such as the invention of analytic geometry and his methods for testing hypotheses that formed the foundation of experimental science, to his piety as a Christian and much more, Cogito, Ergo Sum closely follows Descartes' life.
En otras palabras la tradicion moderna, la del cogito, ergo sum, "parte del principio de que la razon constituye la sustancia de la subjetividad humana y es identica para todos los hombres, por lo que reviste una validez universal" [8].
Cogito, ergo sum (I think, therefore I am) has never quite cut it with me.
Trado, ergo sum, not Cogito, ergo sum or even Scribo, ergo sum, is its existential slogan.
In the following section I observed that the arguments of systematic doubt in the culminative form of the evil genius hypothesis constitute an analogous threat to human autonomy, one which is triumphantly resisted by the proclamation of cogito, ergo sum.