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Descartes’ schoolboy-level philosophizing – Cogito and God

Let me jump to about 1637 AD for a further example of the pottiness of Philosophy:  ‘Cogito ergo sum’, ‘I think, therefore I am’, wrote Descartes.  This is thinking that ranks with that of Parmenides’ Ontology (from here ) in its pottiness.  Descartes couldn’t convince himself he existed till it occurred to him that he was thinking! therefore he must exist!  Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!   Actually it wasn’t even that he…

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