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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Practical Reason, Critique of
Practice of the Presence of God, The
Pragmatism
Praise of Folly, The
Prayer, The Book of Common
Preface to the Treatise on the Vacuum
Prejudice, Pride and
Prelude (Wordsworth)
Price, and Profit; Value,
Pride and Prejudice
Priesthood, On the
Prince, The
Prince of Abyssinia, The
Prince and the Pauper, The
Principia
Principle, The Poetic
Principles, Essay Concerning Certain False
Principles of Geology
Principles of Government
Principles of Human Knowledge, The
Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals, Fundamental
Principles of Morals, First
Principles of Morals, An Inquiry Concerning the
Principles of Morals and Legislation, Introduction to the
Principles of Natural Philosophy, Mathematical
Principles of Nature, On the
Principles of Psychology, The
Principles of War
Prior Analytics
Probabilities, Correspondence with Fermat on the Theory of
Problems, On the Method of Mechanical
Problems of Philosophy, The
Profession of Faith of a Savoyard Vicar
Profit; Value, Price, and
Prognostics, The Book of
Progress, An Outpost of
Progress, Pilgrim's
Prolegomena
Prometheus Bound
Prometheus Unbound
Prophesying by Dreams, On
Proposal, A Modest
Propyläen, Introduction to the
Proslogium
Prospects of Psychoanalytic Therapy, The Future
Protagoras
Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, The
Prothalamion
Provincial Letters
Prufrock, The Love Song of J. Alfred
Psychoanalysis, A General Introduction to
Psychoanalysis, Introductory Lectures on
Psychoanalysis, New Introductory Lectures on
Psychoanalysis, Observations on "Wild"
Psychoanalysis, The Origin and Development of
Psychoanalytic Therapy, The Future Prospects of
Psychology, The Principles of
Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego, Group
Psychopathology of Everyday Life
Punishment, Crime and
Pure Reason, Critique of
Purgatorio
Purloined Letter, The
Pygmalion
Pythian Odes
Pythocles, Letter to
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