Hmm. How about "I think, therefore there is thought" - "I perceive,
therefore there is perception" - and so on? Isn't the subject a (possibly
awarranted) assumption?


On 21 November 2013 19:24, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:

>  Leibniz: I think, therefore there is an I
>
> The true meaning of Descartes' famous dictum, "I think, therefore I am"
> can be clarified further by restating it using Leibniz' model of
> being (essence+existent) if the proposition is restated as
> "I think, therefore there is an I", or equivalently as
> "I perceive, therefore there is an I", or in
> fact any proposition containing a the subject "I" and a verb.
>
> Such propositions are simple intentional acts by the mind,
> not the brain, where "I" is the essence or monad of the
> existent brain, which then thinks much as a violin is
> played by a violinist.
>
> This also answers Heidigger's life-long search for
> an answer to the question "what is being?"
> Being is "I am" or essence+existence.
>
>
>
> Dr. Roger B Clough NIST (ret.) [1/1/2000]
> See my Leibniz site at
>  http://independent.academia.edu/RogerClough
>
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