Inversion of "Cogito ergo sum"?
August 27, 2014 11:22 PM Subscribe
I'm reaching for a phrase for a short science fiction piece I'm working on. I'd like to know what a Classical-Latin-speaking character would say if they wanted to articulate a particular concept analogous to "I think therefore I am
", but expressing instead a monstrous moral conclusion they've reached along the lines of I think therefore none may be / shall be.
Automatic translations give me several results depending on which synonyms I throw at them, but I don't trust that any of these translations connote the same ideas about 'thinking' and 'being' that "cogito ergo sum" do, nor can I tell if they have the same Classical Latin (and philosophical) overtones.
Ideally the phrase would follow the same elegant, punchy form: "Cogito ergo..."
Happy to provide more context if necessary. Thanks in advance!