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Willful vs Willing
“I think therefore I am” was published by French philosopher Rene Descartes in 1637. He is credited with laying the philosophical foundation of Rationalism, a central tenet of Western philosophy.
“Rationalism” regards human reason as the chief source and test of knowledge and any view appealing to reason as a source of knowledge or justification. In simple terms, any thought or approach that seems reasonable or logical to an individual is a source of truth and justifies one’s actions. Each individual becomes a god in their own eyes.
This reasoning permeates the world in which we live as well as us individually.
This message reveals rationalism’s true origins, its effect on us, and how we can resist it.