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)

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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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Pantagruel, Gargantua and
Papers, Pickwick
Papers on Hysteria, Selected
Parabola, On the Quadrature of the
Paradise Lost
Paradise Regained
Paradiso
Paris, Notre Dame de
Parma, The Charterhouse of
Parmenides
Parts of Animals, On the
Passage, Rites of
Passionate Pilgrim, The
Past, Remembrance of Things
Pauper, The Prince and the
Peace (Aristophanes)
Peace, Perpetual
Peace, War and
Pearl, The
Peer Gynt
Peloponnesian War, History of the
Pendulum, The Pit and the
Pensees
Pepys, Samuel
Pere Goriot
Perfection, The Way of
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Perpetual Peace
Perplexed, Guide of the
Persian Letters
Persian War, History of the
Persians, The
Persons and Places
Persuasion
Pessimism, Studies in
Phaedo (Plato)
Phaedra (Racine)
Phaedrus (Plato)
Phenomenology of Mind
Philebus
Philoctetes
Philosophical Dictionary
Philosophical Manuscripts, Economic and
Philosophical Mistakes; Ten
Philosophy, Introduction to Mathematical
Philosophy, Mathematical Principles of Natural
Philosophy, Meditations on First
Philosophy, The Positive
Philosophy, The Problems of
Philosophy of History, Lectures on the
Philosophy of Money
Philosophy of Right
Phoenician Women, The
Phoenix and the Turtle, The
Physics
Physics, The Evolution of
Physics, On the Method of Theoretical
Pickwick Papers
Picture of Dorian Gray, The
Pilgrim, The Passionate
Pilgrim's Progress
Pimpernel, The Scarlet
Pit and the Pendulum, The
Places; On Airs, Waters, and
Places, Persons and
Plague, The
Planes, On the Equilibrium of
Plays of William Shakespeare, The (Johnson)
Pleasure Principle, Beyond the
Plutus
Poems (Blake)
Poems (E. Brontë)
Poems (E.B. Browning)
Poems (Byron)
Poems (Coleridge)
Poems (Dickinson)
Poems (Donne)
Poems (T.S. Eliot)
Poems (Emerson)
Poems (Frost)
Poems (Johnson)
Poems (Keats)
Poems (Milton)
Poems (Poe)
Poems (Pope)
Poems (Scott)
Poems (Shelley)
Poems (Tennyson)
Poems (Wordsworth)
Poems (Yeats)
Poesy or Art, On
Poet, A Letter of Advice to a Young
Poetic Principle, The
Poetica, Ars
Poetics
Poetry, The Art of
Poetry, A Defence of
Poetry and Truth
Poets, The Lives of the
Political, Essays Moral and
Political Economy, On
Politics
Politics and the English Language
Polity, The Laws of Ecclesiastical
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, A
Portrait of a Lady
Portuguese, Sonnets from the
Positive Philosophy, The
Possessed, The
Posterior Analytics
Power; On Evil, Guilt, and
Power, The Will to
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