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Robin Williams and the price of genius

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Published: August 15, 2014

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Cogito ergo sum, “I think, therefore I am”, said Descartes. We like to believe so. 412 more words

Philosophy Mondays | Spinoza's Ethics: A remedy for fear, hate and bitterness?

~ Body and Mind in Spinoza’s Ethics: a challenge to the Cartesian cogito ~

by Vic Briggs

Part I

Introduction

“Although he lived three hundred years before our time, the spiritual situation with which Spinoza had to cope peculiarly resembles our own.

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Religion

The Cogito

“cogito, ergo sum, (Latin: “I think, therefore I am”), dictum coined in 1637 by René Descartes as a first step in demonstrating the attainability of certain knowledge. 451 more words

Life

How Descartes Reached the Concept of Cogito Ergo Sum

The main aim of Descartes was to find a body of self-evident truth in Philosophy that will be accepted by everyone having commonsense and faculty of mind. 332 more words

Do "I" exist?

I think therefore I am; or rather, I am currently thinking, therefore I currently am. But where does the “I” come from?

Much has been made of clinical cases where the self seems to malfunction spectacularly: like Cotard syndrome, whose victims believe they do not exist, even though they admit to having a life history; or “dissociative identity disorder,” where a single body seems to harbour multiple selves, each with its own name, memory, and voice.

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Artificial Intelligence

Coito ergo sum?

“- I-ai scos tumoarea din creier, darling. Dar te-ai gandit vreodata ca tot creierul nostru, sau mai exact, toata scoarta cerebrala, in care sunt localizate autoritatile superioare ale sistemului, adica ale spiritului, este cea mai primejdioasa tumoare cu care divagatia naturii ne-a umplut cutiile craniene? 68 more words