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Re: CHAT: another new language to check out

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Sunday, July 4, 2004, 15:16
En réponse à Matt Trinsic :

>Okay, I just can't let this one pass ;) Descartes most certainly did not >believe he was the only thing that existed. "Cognito, Sum" was merely >the first step of his proofs. It has been a while since I read the his >discourses, but I recall that he uses that proof to then prove a number >of other things, including the existance of God.
Actually, Descartes uses the proof of his own existence to prove the existence of God, and the proof of the existence of God to prove the existence of everything else. So basically everything hangs on his proof of the existence of God, which is demonstrated in a way I disagree with :) .
> While his philosophies >were perfect (who's is?) he was far beyond simple soliphism.
I suppose you meant "weren't perfect" :) . And I agree he was beyond solipsism. The only problem is that the arguments he uses to get out of solipsism depend on a wealth of other assumptions he makes that he doesn't articulate. And thus his goal of a philosophy that doesn't depend on a single assumption that may be reasonably doubted on is missed :) . Christophe Grandsire. You need a straight mind to invent a twisted conlang.