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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Dá Derga's Hostel, The Destruction of
Daisy Miller
Dance, After the
Daniel Deronda
Dao De Jing
Dark Night of the Soul, The
Darkness, Heart of
d'Arthur, Le Morte
Daughter, Rappaccini's
David Copperfield
Days, The Works and
Dead Souls
Death, On Breathing; On Youth and Old Age, On Life and
Death, The Masque of the Red
Death, Sickness Unto
Death, Thoughts for the Times on War and
Death of Dr. Robert Levet, On the
Death of Esther Johnson (Stella), On the
Death of Ivan Ilych, The
Decameron, The
Decisions, Knowledge and
Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Sentiments, The
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Defence of Free-Thinking in Mathematics, A
Defence of Poetry, A
Degrees of Knowledge, The
Democracy in America
Democracy and Education
Demons
Demonstration, On Geometrical
Denisovich, One Day in the Life of Ivan
Deronda, Daniel
Descent of Man, The
Destruction of Dá Derga's Hostel, The
Development of Psychoanalysis, The Origin and
Development of the Quantum Theory, Origin and
On Diagnosis in Dreams
Dialogue, The Spiritual (St. Catherine of Siena)
Dialogue, The Spiritual (St. Catherine of Genoa)
Dialogue on Oratory
Dialogues, Three
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences
Dichtung und Wahrheit
Dictionary, Philosophical
Dictionary of the English Language, A
Didache, The)
Dignity of Man, The
Direction of the Mind, Rules for the
Discontent, Winter of our
Discontents, Civilization and its
Discourse to the Greeks Concerning Hades
Discourse on Metaphysics
Discourse on Method
Discourses (Epictetus)
Discourses on the First Ten Books of Livy
Disease, On the Sacred
Diseases, On Regimen in Acute
Disobedience, Civil
Dissenters, The Shortest-Way with the
Divine Comedy, The
Doctor Faustus
Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Strange Case of
Doctor Robert Levet, On the Death of
Doctor in Spite of Himself, The
Doctrine, Christian
Doll's House, A
Don Juan
Don Quixote
Donne, The Life of Dr. John
Doone, Lorna
Dorian Gray, The Picture of
Dorrit, Little
Dove, The Wings of the
Dream", "I Have a
Dream, A Midsummer Night's
Dreams, On (Aristotle)
Dreams, On (Freud)
Dreams, On Diagnosis in (Galen)
Dreams, The Interpretation of (Freud)
Dreams, On Prophesying by (Aristotle)
Dreary Story, A
Dubliners
Duck, The Wild
Dull Story, A
D'Urbervilles, Tess of the
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