Friday, 21 March 2008


Descartes said: sum ergo Deus est, words designed to generate a certain frisson I suppose in their day (putting oneself before God? Predicating God's existence upon the I, rather than the other way about? How shocking!). The problem is that this phrase is trying to equate immiscible quantities ... as it might be je est un autre dieu. Est ergo Deus est would make more sense; conceivably even sum ergo Deus sum. But not as it is

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