Analects of the Core: Descartes on questioning existence

CC201 students will soon be discussing one of the foundations of Western discussions of knowledge, relying on the fact that the mind necessarily exists if it can question its own existence:

Cogito ergo sum.

“I think, therefore I am.”

– René Descartes, Discourse on Methods and Meditations

Read up some more context for Descartes and his philosophy on the Stanford philosophy website.

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