Getting down to rereading before I die the "Sixth Cartesian Meditation" and "The Crisis..." which I seem to have read before much of my memory was destoyed and my spirit snuffed out by my last job in Dell/EMC [fill in the blank] (ended 15 June 2018).

The visual field is not an object in the visible field; it is not "in space". Similarly? The temporal field ("time") is not itself an object in the temporal field; it is not "in time".

As have long thought: "Cogito ergo sum" is not right: THe "I" that thinks is not apodictically given: it's eiher an empirical hypothetical or else empty. What is given is "the world as meant", within which ther is constituted an "'I' [that thinks]". What is to be doubted is tha tthe world as meant is as it is meant. If I say: "It is raining", I m absolutely certain tha tI mane hta it is reaining, not that it is snowing ot that it's January34th or whatever else. What is undertain is whether it's raining. But "Cogito ergo sum" is prefereable to cognizing oneself as one intraworldly entity among others: a :Where's Waldo" and ther fore if I die in battle to help Mr. Biden overthrow the Putin government in russia, nothing will change except that one human resource changed status from fighting soldier to corpse in a coffin: "You're no big dael, Brad. You're just a human resource: a worker bee in the hive. Play your role; play your part. The only difference when you acrifice your life for us is that you will no longer be member of the audience." "Cogito ergo sum and you are all just thoughts in me that may not be real" is a lot better than that!

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