There is an I who is in thought and an I who is am-ing. More grammatically there is an I who is in thought and a being (I am).
The I who is in thought is either: 'I being in thought' or 'I am thinking'. The I am or the beingness precedes the whole event.
The statement could be rightly reduced to "I am".
If it is not reduced to simply being or I am then it reads as follows:
"I am thinking therefore I am"
Which is circular, if not slightly backwards reasoning. After all who is the I am who is thinking if they are not the very same one being?
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