Rene Descartes (1596-1650)

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List of Works
[Discourse on Method]   [Geometry]   [Meditations on First Philosophy]   [Objections Against the Meditations and Replies]   [Rules for the Direction of the Mind]  

Discourse on Method (1637) [GBWW,GI,HTR,HC]
  • Multi-format (HTML, EPUB, Kindle, Text) at Project Gutenberg
  • Spanish HTML (single page) at Diccionario Teológico Mercabá (Translator unknown)
  • French Multi-format (HTML, EPUB, Kindle, Text) at Project Gutenberg
  • Finnish Multi-format (HTML, EPUB, Kindle, Text) at Project Gutenberg

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  • Paperback edition of The Philosophical Writings of Descartes, Volume I, includes Rules for the Direction of the Mind and Discourse on the Method plus other works. (Cambridge University Press, 1985, 432 pg).
  • Paperback edition of A Discourse on Method and Meditations on the First Philosophy, translated by Laurence J. LaFleur (Bobbs-Merril Co, 1960).
  • Paperback edition of A Discourse on Method and Meditations on the First Philosophy, translated by Donald A. Cress (Hackett Pub Co, 1999).
  • Paperback edition of A Discourse on Method and Meditations on the First Philosophy, translated by John Veitch (Prometheus Books, 1989, 123 pg).
  • Spanish Paperback edition, Discurso del Método y Meditaciones metaphysicas, translated by Gabriel García Morente (Tecnos, 2007, 240 pg).
  • French/English Paperback bilingual edition, Discourse de la Methode - Discourse on the Method, translation by George Heffernan (Univ of Notre Dame Pr, 1994).

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  • Paperback edition at Richer Resources Publications, translated by Ian Johnston.
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Geometry (1637) [GBWW,HTR]
  • French Multi-format (PDF, TeX) at Project Gutenberg

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  • Paperback edition (Dover Pubns, 1925).
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Meditations on First Philosophy (1641) [GBWW,HTR]
  • HTML (Single page, 170 KB) at The Undergraduate Center of Triton College (Translated by John Veitch, Ll.D.)
  • PDF (228KB; page down, link should be #06 in the list of documents) at Eddie Jackson's Philosophy Library (Translated by John Veitch, Ll.D.)
  • Spanish PDF at Diccionario Teológico Mercabá (Translator unknown)
  • French HTML (Single page, 224 KB) at Association @lyon
  • Latin Multi-format (HTML, EPUB, Kindle, Text) at Project Gutenberg

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  • Paperback edition of A Discourse on Method and Meditations on the First Philosophy, translated by Laurence J. LaFleur (Bobbs-Merril Co, 1960).
  • Paperback edition of A Discourse on Method and Meditations on the First Philosophy, translated by Donald A. Cress (Hackett Pub Co, 1999).
  • Paperback edition of A Discourse on Method and Meditations on the First Philosophy, translated by John Veitch (Prometheus Books, 1989, 123 pg).
  • French/English Paperback bilingual edition, Meditations on First Philosophy/Meditations de Prima Philosophia, translation by George Heffernan (Univ of Notre Dame Pr, 1990, 208 pg).
  • Spanish Paperback edition, Discurso del Método y Meditaciones metaphysicas, translated by Gabriel García Morente (Tecnos, 2007, 240 pg).

    Available at other booksellers:
  • Paperback edition at Richer Resources Publications, translated by Ian Johnston.
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Objections Against the Meditations and Replies (1641) [GBWW]
  • No known online texts

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  • Paperback edition of Descartes and His Contemporaries: Meditations, Objections, and Replies (Univ of Chicago Press, 1995, 261 pg).
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Rules for the Direction of the Mind (1628) [GBWW,HTR]
  • No known complete online texts
  • HTML (Single page, not sure if complete or excerpts) at Wikisource (Translated by Elizabeth Anscombe and Peter Thomas Geach)

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  • Paperback edition of The Philosophical Writings of Descartes, Volume I, includes Rules for the Direction of the Mind and Discourse on the Method plus other works. (Cambridge University Press, 1985, 432 pg).
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Mabinogion, The
Macbeth
Madame Bovary
Madding Crowd, Far From the
Magic Mountian, The
Magna Carta
Magnete, De
Magnetic Bodies, On the Loadstone and
Mahabharata, The
Maidens, The Suppliant
Maior de Senectute, Cato
Major Barbara
Man, Arms and the
Man, The Descent of
Man, The Dignity of
Man, Essay on
Man, The Rights of
Man and the Lower Animals, The Moral Sense of
Man and Superman
Manfred
Manifesto, The Communist
Mannering, Guy
Manners and Good Breeding, Treatise on Good
Manuscripts, Economic and Philosophical
Market Street, The Spinoza of
Marner, Silas
Masque of the Red Death, The
Mass of the Air, Treatises on the Equilibrium of Liquids and on the Weight of the
Master Builder, The
Mathematical Philosophy, Introduction to
Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
Mathematics, A Defence of Free-Thinking in
Mathematics, An Introduction to
Matter, The Forces of
Matter; Intellect: Mind Over
Matter and Memory
Mayflower Compact
Mayor of Casterbridge, The
Me, The Social
Meaning of Relativity, The
Meaning and Truth, An Inquiry into
Means, Ways and
Measure For Measure
Measurement of the Circle, On the
Mechanical Problems, On the Method of
Medea
Medici, Religio
Medicine; Exhortation to the Study of the Arts, Especially
Medicine, Introduction to the Study of Experimental
Meditations on First Philosophy
Meditations and Replies, Objections Against the
Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
Memoirs of my Life and Writings (Gibbon)
Memorabilia
Memory, Matter and
Memory and Reminiscence, On
Men, Little
Men Live By, What
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