But among men, in society, the vigorous identity asked of us by the “cogito ergo sum” [“I think therefore I am”] tends to destroy the guiding imperatives of the good life. We do not exist because we think. Man is the son of God and not brought into being by thinking. We are called into society by a mighty entreaty, “Who art thou, man, that I should care for thee?” And long before our intelligence can help us, the new-born individual survives this tremendous question by his naive faith in the love of his elders.
-Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, Farewell to Descartes, p.9