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EtymologyEdit

First written in French by René Descartes, a 17th century French philosopher, Discourse on the Method (1637) as je pense donc je suis, which he later expressed in Latin in Principles of Philosophy (1644).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈkoː.ɡi.toː ˈer.ɡoː sum/, [ˈkoː.ɡɪ.t̪oː ˈɛr.ɡoː sʊ̃ˑ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈko.d͡ʒi.to ˈer.ɡo sum/, [ˈkɔː.d͡ʒi.t̪ɔ ˈɛr.ɡɔ sum]

PhraseEdit

cogito, ergo sum (cōgitō ergō sum)

  1. I think therefore I am