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René Descartes (Words, Sayings, and Slogans)

"I think, therefore I am."

French guy known as the Founder of Modern Philosophy for his groundbreaking statement, "Cogito ergo sum." See, before the 17th Century, people went about thinking without realizing that they existed. After Descartes, people were a lot more confident that they were. Yes, that was the end of the sentence. They were going around being now, just because they were thinking! It was radical, dude! I could go into methodological skepticism and the Cartesian plane (the man INVENTED GRAPHS, you guys), but the main point here is that Max is proving that he knows philosophy by quoting the most famous philosophical statement of all time, which is like saying I'm an expert in quantum physics because I've heard of E = mc2.

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