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]
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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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Arabian Nights, 1001
Archipelago, The Gulag
Areopagitica
Argument Against Abolishing Christianity, An
Aristotle for Everybody
Arithmetic, Introduction to
Arithmetical Triangle, Treatise on the
Arms, A Farewell to
Arms and the Man
Arnauld, Correspondence with
Around the World in Eighty Days
Ars Amatoria
Ars Poetica
Art, On Poesy or
Art?; What is
Art of Beauty, The
Art as Experience
Art of Horsemanship, On the
Art of Love, The
Art of Poetry, The
Art and Scholasticism
Art of War, The
Arthur, Le Morte d'
Articles of Confederation
Articulations, On the
Artist, A Hunger
Artist as a Young Man, A Portrait of the
Arts, Especially Medicine; Exhortation to the Study of the
As You Like It
Ascent of Mt. Carmel, The
Ascent of Mt. Ventoux
Assisi, The Little Flowers of St. Francis of
Astronomy, Epitome of Copernican
Athenians, On the Constitution of the (Xenophon))
Athenian Constitution, The (Aristotle)
Athens, Timon of
Atlantis, New
Atlas Shrugged
Attack Upon Christendom, The
Aulis, Iphigenia at
Autobiography (Darwin)
Autobiography (Franklin)
Autobiography (Gibbon)
Autobiography (Josephus)
Autobiography (Mill)
Autobiography, Scientific (Planck)
Babylonian Captivity of the Church, The
Bacchae, The
Badge of Courage, The Red
Ball, After the
Ballads (Stevenson)
Ballads (Thackeray)
Ballads, Lyrical
Barbara, Major
Barn Burning
Battle of the Books
Bead Game, The Glass
Beagle, The Voyage of the
Beast in the Jungle, The
Beautiful, On the Sublime and
Beauty, The Art of
Bede, Adam
Being Earnest, The Importance of
Being and Nothingness
Bell Tolls, For Whom the
Benedict, The Rule of St.
Beowulf
Beyond Good and Evil
Beyond the Pleasure Principle
Bhagavad-Gita
Bible, The Holy
Billy Budd
Biographia Literaria
Birds, The
Birmingham Jail, Letter from
Birth of Tragedy, The
Black, The Red and the
Black Monk, The
Black Sea, Letters from the
Bleak House
Blood, On the Circulation of the
Blood in Animals, On the Motion of the Heart and
Bodies, On Floating
Bodies, On the Revolutions of the Heavenly
Bondage of the Will, Concerning the
Book; How to Read a
Book of Common Prayer, The
Book of Five Rings, The
Book of Prognostics, The
Books, Battle of the
Bostonians, The
Bovary, Madame
Brave New World
Breathing; On Youth and Old Age, On Life and Death, On
Breeding, Treatise on Good Manners and Good
Brigade, The Charge of the Light
Brinker or the Silver Skates, Hans
Britannicus
Brothers, Joseph and his
Brothers Karamazov, The
Budd, Billy
Builder, The Master
Burnt Njal, The Saga of
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