Posts Tagged ‘Identity’

Descartes Wheels

Descartes Wheels

“Cogito ergo sum” (I think, therefore I am; or I am thinking, therefore I exist), words which reverberated around the world in the 17th century. They were spoken by Rene Descartes (1596-1650), the French philosopher who came to be known as the Father of Modern Philosophy. Three and a half centuries later, we find ourselves in […]


Self Deception

Self Deception

Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive! – Sir Walter Scott, Marmion, Canto vi. Stanza 17 Lord, what fools these mortals be! – Shakespeare, A Midsummer Nights Dream Act 3, scene 2 It can be said with some certainty that the tangled webs once woven by mere mortals have grown even […]