???-1- wrote: ↑Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:40 amHere I almost agree with you, EB, except for your denying that thoughts also exist (albeit temporarily).Speakpigeon wrote: ↑Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:31 pmAll these things can be very easily dismissed as possible illusions or delusions. So, no, they're definitely not certain knowledge.Viveka wrote: ↑Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:48 pmAccept what is self-evident. Free-will, other-minds, the first-person authority we have over our mental happenings, the existence of a Intelligent Designer, and so on. None of these can be denied without some sort of self-denial of what is obvious and necessarily follows from our existence. There is your certain knowledge.
The only self-evidence for me is my own existence, i.e. the existence of the "I" in the sense of Descartes' Cogito.
And then there's nothing that would follow from the knowledge of my own existence, not even that there should be some efficient cause to my existence.
Where is it I denied my thoughts existed?