CARTESIAN SELF By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 Descartes concluded that 'I think therefore I exist'. This is the ego or knowing self. See cartesian dualism. CARTESIAN SELF: "Cartesian self is a proposal of Rene Descartes about the ego." Related Psychology Terms CARTESIAN THEATER GHOST IN THE MACHINE DUALISM CONARIUM SEAT OF MIND CARTESIAN COORDINATE SYSTEM CARTESIAN DUALISM CARTESIAN DUALISM CARTESIAN THEATER DERIVED IDEAS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CARTESIAN SELF," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cartesian-self-2/ (accessed July 14, 2020).