There are no assumptions I made. My thought is an experience. It is not an assumption in the abstract world; it is a real experience.Atla wrote: ↑Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:34 pm
You have demonstrated the above circular reasoning.
1. You assume that you exist as some kind of entity: a self.
2. This self also thinks.
3. You seem to think that there must be a thinker and a thought. Something can only think it's "own" thoughts if it's some kind of entity, some kind of self, capable of having it's "own" thoughts. So you have reinforced the 1. point.
Therefore if thought exists, which is a dependent thing on something else, a thinker, a thinker must exist. And a thought exists. Therefore the thinker exists.
Who is the thinker? I can only experience my thoughts, so this is an empirical truth applicable only to me if I am formulating the statement.
It is an error to think that any of this is assumed. These are experiences. Nothing assumed or other worldly or abstract about them.