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Cogito ergo sum

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Meaning of Cogito ergo sum
The English meaning and translation of this Latin phrase is :

 "l think, therefore l am"

Definition of Cogito ergo sum
The meaning and definition of this famous Latin expression relates to humans wondering where they came from why they are here. In this famous Latin quote by Rene Descartes he was attempting to encapsulate his concept that if you can think, it means you are real. If you did not exist, your mind would not, either, making you incapable of thinking - hence
"l think, therefore l am".

Cogito ergo sum


Origin and Meaning of "Cogito ergo sum"
The famous Latin phrase "Cogito ergo sum" is often discussed in philosophy class at schools and in colleges.

The phrase was coined by Rene Descartes, a famous 17th century French philosopher and physicist as a first step in demonstrating the attainability of certain knowledge. The Latin phrase "cogito ergo sum" can be defined as a philosophical proposition by Rene Descartes. A variant of this quote is "I think therefore I exist."

Rene Descartes has been dubbed the "Father of Modern Philosophy" and the "Father of Modern Mathematics." Descartes is also known as Cartesius as the Latinized form of his name is Renatus Cartesius.

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Cogito ergo sum and Cartesian doubt
Cartesian doubt is a form of methodological skepticism associated with the methods and writings of Rene Descartes (aka Cartesius).

Cartesian doubt is a systematic process of being skeptical about the truth of one's own beliefs. This has since become a characteristic method in philosophy.

The attempt by Rene Descartes to apply the method of doubt to the existence of himself generated the proof of his famous saying, "Cogito ergo sum" (I think, therefore I am). Rene Descartes tried to doubt his own existence, but found that even his doubting showed that he existed, since he could not doubt if he did not exist.


Cogito ergo sum

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Cogito ergo sum means "l think, therefore l am"
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Rene Descartes aka Cartesius
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