“I think, therefore am.”
Do you even exist?
I can assume and think, for a moment, that nothing exists, not my computer, my chair, my home, my arms, legs, my whole body, the whole universe and the God.
One thing I can’t deny the existence of, is my thought.
As the French philosopher and father of modern philosophy proposed, “ ” meaning, “I think, therefore I am.”
You exist, because you think you exist. Your mind makes you aware of your consciousness.
You don’t choose the vanilla flavoured ice-cream over the strawberry flavoured. Your mind does. Actually, your mind dupes itself into believing that you are different from your mind.
Don’t think about a “red monkey”. What did you think of? Could you stop your mind from controlling you?
You couldn’t, because
You are your mind.
“I think, therefore I am”?
“I think, therefore I am,” which means that thinking is the one thing he knew could not be artificed. Even if thinking comes from a different place than what is expected, the thoughts still come from the individual and define the individual as real, regardless of any other factors.
There’s a long-standing debate over whether the body and mind are two separate things. In a famous thought experiment, 16th-century philosopher René Descartes pointed out that even if all our physical sensations were just a hallucinatory dream, our mind and thoughts would still be there. That, for him, was the ultimate proof of our existence. And it led him to conclude that the conscious mind is something separate from the material body that forms the core of our identity.
2. Not Here
3. I exist
Because if he is not lost in thoughts, thus experiencing the world in a conscious, not unconscious way.