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John G
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Decartres seeks a foundation for certain knowledge, and later arrives at “cogito ergo sum. We now think he fails to deduce “I” (See Mike and Hume).Also fails to deduce God to make the world physical. (again see Mike).
After Decarteres philosophers seeking certainty and consistency moved to idealism. Nowadays they become physicalists.

COMMENTS REMINDED BY MIKE’S POSTS.
I like Raymond Tallis’s description of as “conscious embodied subjects”. How we are this is a mystery, not a problem. It remains a mystery because we are subjects. Problems are about objects.

There is no meaning in a universe without subjects.