Putting Descartes Before the Horse

by Dave Berg



1

Come to think about it, how do I know
anything? Is everything really as it seems
to be? How do I know I'm actually me?
Maybe I'm just a bad dream somebody
is having.

2

This guy Descartes said, “I think,
therefore I am.”
Here I am thinking, but
am I? Or do I just think I'm thinking.

3

Oh, Kenny, are you in your room?

4

How should I know?



SOURCE: MAD's Dave Berg Looks at Modern Thinking, written and illustrated by Dave Berg, edited by Albert B. Feldstein, foreword by Jerry De Fuccio (New York: New American Library, 1969), pp. 122-125.


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