Tuesday, September 30, 2008

What happens when you mention the cogito in a Baha'i Children's Class

Silvie did this cartoon during our children's study session last night.
I offhandedly mentioned the Cogito, how Descartes posited a daemon who deceives him about the whole world, until Rene finally decides that "I think, therefore I am," and that cannot be doubted. Silvie asks here, what if Descartes had in turn instilled doubt into the daemon? End of daemon. He would just flare out.

From The Badi Blog


Anonymous said...

I love this, John. I love, too, that you teach children's classes, and are moved to include such rigorous philosophical content.

Unknown said...

children's interpretation of existentialism. I love it. and it's so true.