The How Now Shall We Live study UBC has been doing on Sunday nights, goes through a good history of Western thought and how our culture has been shaped into the Modern, now Post-Modern mind.
Early on it mentions one influential thinker, Rene Descartes, and his famous phrase—“I think, therefore I am.” That statement alone has become a defining thought on doubt and human reason.
But what would such a phrase be for today, as opposed to “I think, therefore I am.” What would be the phrase for the postmodern mind? Here are a couple of possibilities—please suggest your own.
• “I don’t know what I think.”
• “I don’t care what you think.”
I suspect it would come in the form of a question, rather than a statement, but you may differ.
• “I think I’m thinking, but what am I?”
• “I think, but does it matter?”