Francis S

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A discussion with friends about René Descartes and his observation "Cogito ergo sum," led to one of us turning it around to "I am, therefore I think," which led to "I believe I am, therefore I think."

From high school Latin, I translated the first to "Sum ergo cogito," and the second to "Credo sum ergo cogito."

To me, the first one looks okay, but I have a feeling the latter needs the Latin word "me" inserted,, as in "Me credo sum ergo ..."

Your thoughts?



  • Civis Illustris

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The first one is indeed OK. The second one should be credo me esse ergo cogito.