cogito

play
noun co·gi·to \ˈkä-gi-ˌtō, ˈkō-, ˈkä-ji-\

Definition of cogito

  1. 1 :  the philosophic principle that one's existence is demonstrated by the fact that one thinks

  2. 2 :  the intellectual processes of the self or ego

Origin and Etymology of cogito

New Latin cogito, ergo sum, literally, I think, therefore I am, principle stated by René Descartes


First Known Use: 1838


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cogito? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an alert or lookout

Get Word of the Day daily email!