Do You Exist Because You Think, or Do You Think Because You Exist, or Neither?

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In order to consider “I exist because I think” or ”I think because I exist”, I would define the “I exist because I think” as “I think” is the cause of “I exist”. This implies “I think” appear before “I exist” and cause “I exist” to happen. In the other side, “I think because I exist” would be “I exist” is the cause of “I think”. This implies “I exist” appear before “I think” and cause “I think” to happen. In terms of logic, I would say “I think because I exist “ is more appropriate. It is because I must exist first, therefore I can think of my existence. Things about me or myself are impossible to happen before my existence and cause my existence. In the following paper, I would like to explain why “I exist because I think” is false and…show more content…
Therefore, I can think about my existence. So “I think” must base on “I exist”. In contrast, if “I exist” is based on “I think”, this is impossible that “I think” appear before “I exist”. How can my mind and thinking exist dependently? Although some scientists may argue that brain wave what we call ghosts can exist after life, they may be the other forms of human thought “I think” appearing without “I exist”. However, who have seen ghost in this world? At least until today no one can prove ghosts exist in this world. So “I think” is not the cause that I can exist. However, “I exist” is the cause of I can think. To conclude, “I think” cannot exist without “I exist”. It should be “I exist” first then “I think” “I exist”. As the following diagram shows: If it is “I exist because I think”, it would be missing I exist in the first place, as below diagram shows: Nothing can exist before itself, so before I think, I must exist. In other word, “I exist” does not dependent on “I think”, but “I think” do dependent on “I exist”. Therefore, “I think because I exist” is

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