The axiom of Cartesianism is, therefore, the Cogito ergo sum.
Our existence depends on the fact that we are cognized by God (cogitor ergo cogito All self-consciousness is at the same time God-consciousness; our knowledge is never mere scientia, it is invariably con-scientia - a knowing with, consciousness of, or participation in God.
" Subsistunt ergo circa sensibilia, intelliguntur autem praeter corpora."
The name is often wrongly spelt Codgers and Coggers; the "o" is really long, the accepted derivation being from Descartes' Cogito, ergo sum, and thus meaning "The society of thinkers."
Cogito, ergo sum.
In this respect Descartes' dictum - cogito ergo sum - may be said to have struck the keynote of modern philosophy, and all subsequent speculation to have been merely a prolonged commentary upon it.
1211), who says: "Est ergo Veronica pictura Domini vera."