Rene Descartes

by Stephen Fluin 2003.12.30
"Je pense donc je suis." These words meaning "I think, therefore I am" are some of the most influential words in all of philosophy. To deal with any philosophic question the first question that anyone must get past to achieve even Solipsism is how do we know that we exist? This intelligent man who made many breakthroughs throughout his life, including the cartesian coordinate system, allows existence to be simply because there are thoughts. The meaning behind all of this that because I am thinking, that is so.