"From all this I am beginning to have a rather better understanding of what I am. But it still appears -- and I cannot stop thinking this -- that the corporeal things of which images are formed in my thought, and which the senses investigate, are known with much more distinctness than this puzzling 'I' which cannot be pictured in the imagination. And yet it is surely surprising that I should have a more distinct grasp of things which I realize are doubtful, unknown and foreign to me, than I have of that which is true and known -- of my own self." ~ Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy
Please join me for an exercise in logic at my guest post, Is There Really Such a Thing as 'Self-Improvement?', over at PickTheBrain.
Can the self be improved? I would love to know what you think...
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Thanks for visiting and thanks to Peter at PickTheBrain and the The Change Blog for the opportunity to write the guest post. I especially thank my readers and Rene Descartes for teaching me that "I think -- therefore I am..."