Well, it’s time for another philosophical story challenge! Remember that our philosophy forms the foundation for everything that we do, and for everything that we write, in one way or another. So, you probably know the rules for these challenges by now, but in case you don’t: I provide you with a classical philosophical question, and you provide a story that presents and defends your response. So, your question this week: Can you be sure that you exist? One of the primary questions in epistemology is the question of how we know things. Decartes famously claimed that because he was capable of thought, he could know that he existed. However, this is founded on a basic intuition. For instance, it could be argued that my thoughts are not my own. For instance, when I dream my dreams are populated by non-existent beings that speak and act. These are both evidences of thought, does this mean that the beings in my dreams actually exist? If not, why does thought mean that I exist? So, is it possible to be sure that you exist?