René Descartes and the benefit of the doubt

The French philosopher René Descartes is best-known for his statement Cogito, ergo sum – I think, therefore I am. But what is the deeper philosophy behind this statement? When trying to understand Descartes’ philosophy, it is important to bear in mind that he was not only a philosopher, but also a mathematician – any high school student hasContinue reading “René Descartes and the benefit of the doubt”