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We Know Ourselves Through Others

How Descartes got epistemology backward

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The French philosopher Rene Descartes famously grounded his theory of knowledge in the basic assumption cogito, ergo sum. I think, therefore I am. Descartes’ point was that, while he could imagine himself without his body, he could not imagine himself without his mind. Thus the very fact that he imagined anything at all meant that he was…

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