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]
  • HTML (7 pages, indexed) at An Online Library of Literature
  • 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]
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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)

    Available at Amazon.Com:
  • 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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Cabin, Uncle Tom's
Caesar, Julius
Caesar and Cleopatra
Call of the Wild
Cancer Ward
Candide
Candle, Chemical History of a
Cannery Row
Canterbury Tales
Capital
Capitalism, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of
Captains Courageous
Captivity of the Church, The Babylonian
Carmel, The Ascent of Mt.
Carmen Saeculare
Carol, A Christmas
Carrie, Sister
Carta, Magna
Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Strange
Cask of Amontillado, The
Casterbridge, The Mayor of
Castle, The
Castle, Interior
Categories
Cato Maior de Senectute
Cenci, The
Center of the Earth, Journey to the
Charge of the Light Brigade, The
Charmides
Charterhouse of Parma, The
Chatterley's Lover, Lady
Chemical History of a Candle
Chemistry, Elements of
Cherry Orchard, The
Children, The Sexual Enlightenment of
Choephori, The
Christ, On the Imitation of
Christendom, The Attack Upon
Christian, The Freedom of the
Christian Doctrine
Christian Liberty, On
Christian Nobility, To the
Christian Religion, Institutes of the
Christianity, An Argument Against Abolishing
Christianity, Mere (1952)
Christmas Carol, A
Chronicles of Narnia, The (1950-56)
Church, The Babylonian Captivity of the
Circle, The First
Circle, On the Measurement of the
Circulation of the Blood, On the
Cities, A Tale of Two
City of God, The
Civil Disobedience
Civil Government, Concerning
Civil Rights
Civil Wars, The
Civilization and its Discontents
Civilization on Trial
Cleopatra, Antony and
Cleopatra, Caesar and
Cloak, The
Close Quarters
Cloud of Unknowing, The
Clouds, The
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