Has anyone claimed that the Cartesian ego, by which I mean the ability to reflect, from which I may be able to deduce that "I am", is a necessary component of any mind?

  • I am sure people claimed it just as anything; are you asking for a good argument for it? – Dave Aug 20 '16 at 7:43
  • Hegel mentions the cartesian ego in the phenomenology and he's a big fan of reflection. – Mozibur Ullah Aug 20 '16 at 8:45
  • Are you referring to "human" mind, or "any" mind? If its is the latter, then you need to define"what is "a mind"? – Guill Aug 22 '16 at 23:36

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