Episode Two: René Descartes and the Modern Sense of Self

I think, therefore I am. Or am I? In this episode we discuss infamous French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist René Descartes’ seminal text: Meditations on the First Philosophy.

We begin by providing the historical context for Descartes’ thought, outlining his argument about why mind and body are distinct, before concluding with the ramifications for his famous phrase cogito ergo sum (I think, therefore I am).

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