The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence

If I Do Not Write, Do I Cease To Be?

On fast food for thought, semantic satiation and the death of the word

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Scribo ergo sum.

I write, therefore I am.

The variation on Descartes’ first principle of philosophy—cogito, ergo sum; I think, therefore I am—has been adapted by writers worldwide.

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