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July 16th, 2012, 3:22 pm
July 17th, 2012, 2:25 am
July 17th, 2012, 3:32 pm
Johannes Climacus wrote:The contrapositive for the Cogito would be
I am not, therefore I do not think.
If P then Q
If not Q then not P
July 17th, 2012, 3:41 pm
July 18th, 2012, 1:30 am
Spectrum wrote:There is a wide range of convincing argument to support why Descartes' "I think, therefore I am" does not hold true.
However, the contraposition "I do not think, therefore I am not." is not logical as stated by the various posts above.
'I do not think" imply a thinking entity, thinking "I do not think".
"I am not" violate the Law of Non-Contradiction, as "I am" (is not not) and "not" make no sense.