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" But what then am I ? A thing which thinks. What is a thing which thinks? It is a thing which doubts, understands, [conceives], affirms, denies, wills, refuses, which also imagines and feels. "
Thinking in Complexity: The Computational Dynamics of Matter, Mind, and Mankind - Page 126
by Klaus Mainzer - 2007 - 482 pages
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Toward a New Sensibililty: Essays of O.K. Bouwsma

O. K. Bouwsma - Philosophy - 1982 - 277 pages
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Philosophy: Paradox and Discovery

Arthur J. Minton, Thomas A. Shipka - Philosophy - 1982 - 457 pages
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Descartes: The Probable and the Certain

M. Glouberman - 1986 - 374 pages
...probative significance unless the result were correct. Here is a characteristic remark, from Meditation 2. 'But what then am I? A thing which thinks. What is...which thinks? It is a thing which doubts, understands, [conceives], affirms, denies, wills, refuses, which also imagines and feels' (/153). With this passage...
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Basketball Fundamentals: A Complete Mental Training Guide

Jay Mikes - Sports & Recreation - 1987 - 272 pages
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The Flight to Objectivity: Essays on Cartesianism and Culture

Susan Bordo - Philosophy - 1987 - 145 pages
...under the category of penser, which embraces perceptions, images, ideas, pains, and volitions alike. What is a thing which thinks? It is a thing which doubts, understands, [conceives], affirms, denies, wills, refuses, which also imagines and feels (HR, I, 153). The characteristic...
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Developing Theories of Mind

Janet W. Astington, Paul L. Harris, David R. Olson - Psychology - 1988 - 447 pages
...Descartes, it has been common to think of people as res cogitans, things that think. Descartes wrote: "What is a thing which thinks? It is a thing which doubts, understands, [conceives], affirms, denies, wills, refuses, which also imagines and feels" (Meditations, II: Haldane...
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Of Time, Passion, and Knowledge: Reflections on the Strategy of Existence

Julius Thomas Fraser - Science - 1990 - 529 pages
...reasoning self, whose existence he could not doubt. As St. Augustine had asked about time, he asked, But what then am I? A thing which thinks. What is...which thinks? It is a thing which doubts, understands (conceives), affirms, denies, wills, refuses, which also imagines and feels [and] it is so evident...
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