Single Idea 3828

[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / B. Certain Knowledge / 4. The Cogito]

Full Idea

We should not say "It thinks" in preference to "I think". If thinking is an active, voluntary process, there must be a self who thinks.

Gist of Idea

Thinking must involve a self, not just an "it"


John Searle (Rationality in Action [2001], Ch.3.IX)

Book Reference

Searle,John R.: 'Rationality in Action' [MIT 2001], p.94