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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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A History of Philosophy, Volume 1

Frederick Copleston - Philosophy - 1999 - 370 pages
...Cogito, ergo sum I am affirming the existence of myself as something which thinks, and nothing more. 'But what then am I? A thing which thinks. What is...doubts, understands, affirms, denies, wills, refuses, and which also imagines and feels.'1 It has been brought as an objection against Descartes that he...
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Architectural Theory, 2 Volume Set

David Smith Capon - Architecture - 1999 - 738 pages
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Feminist Interpretations of RenŽ Descartes

Susan Bordo - Philosophy - 2010
...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 1:153). The characteristic...
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Historical Dictionary of Quotations in Cognitive Science: A Treasury of ...

Morton Wagman - Psychology - 2000 - 271 pages
...some paraphrase from Meehl & Golden, 1982.] (Cronbach, 1990, p. 183) THINKING I Am a Thinking Thing 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. (Descartes, 1951, p. 153)...
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Minds and Bodies: An Introduction with Readings

Robert Wilkinson - Philosophy - 2000 - 236 pages
...in order mat it mav be able to know its own nature with perfect distinctness. 8 But what then am 1? A thing which thinks. What is a thing which thinks? It is a thing which doubts, understands, lconceives], affirms, denies, wills, refuses, O ' ' which also imagines and feels. 9 Certainly it is...
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The Experience of Philosophy

Daniel Kolak, Raymond Martin - Philosophy - 2002 - 694 pages
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Introducing Philosophy: A Text with Integrated Readings

Robert C. Solomon - Philosophy - 2001 - 724 pages
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Threads of Life: Autobiography and the Will

Richard Freadman - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 394 pages
...consciousness. No less than Augustine, Descartes links introspection and (among other things) the will: "But what then am I? A thing which thinks. What is a thing which thinks? It isa thing which doubts, understands, [conceives], affirms, denies, wills . . .'"59 Hume's views about...
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Feminism: Feminism and the Enlightenment

Mary Evans - Feminism - 2001 - 528 pages
...under the category ofpenser. 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 1:153). The characteristic...
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The Oxford Illustrated History of Western Philosophy

Sir Anthony Kenny - 1997 - 420 pages
...this I whom I know to exist?' The immediate answer is that I am a thing which thinks ( res cogitans). 'What is a thing which thinks? It is a thing which doubts, understands, conceives, affirms, denies, wills, refuses, which also imagines and feels.' 'Think* is being used in...
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