Corrected version of Leibniz's implied dictum- I think, therefore 
there is an I

Although previously I refered to propositional subject:predicate 
logic in reference to an implied dictum of Leibniz's –
“I think, therefore I am”,  that is incorrect.  The true 
meaning of Descartes' famous dictum, "I think, therefore I am" 
can be better clarified instead by analyzing  Leibniz' model of  the
mental I (essence ) with the physical brain as its existent correlate.
The proposition “I think, therefore I am” is a simple intentional 
act by the mind, a monad, which is the mental essence of subject, 
not the brain, which is the corresponding physical existent form of the mind. 
The actual agent of the  intention is the mind, not the brain, 
as the brain cannot perform intentional acts.
Here  "I" is the essence or monad of the existent brain, being 
its agent, so that the I plays the brain in thought much like a violin is
played by a violinist.
This also answers Heidegger'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

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