Title: Cogito Ergo Sum

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Subject: Philosophy
Author: Tamra C
Date: February 3, 2013
Level: University
Grade: A
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So he rejects anything which should have the slightest cause of doubt , to find if there is anything which is absolutely indisputable and obvious. It is then that he arrives at ?Cogito Ergo Sum' ? I think therefore I am, for doubting is thinking and is linked to his existence. ?I exist' here means that ?I exist as a thinking being'...

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?I exist' here means that ?I exist as a thinking being'. Further he makes a distinction between mind and matter. He feels his thinking being is the mind, the self or soul and is independent of outside world, i.e. matter. This Cartesian Dualism can be in a few ways compared to the Samkhya dualism. Here it is doubtful as to how he establishes the existence of matter at all when all he can prove is that he is a thinking being...

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