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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The Ecclesiazusae (390 BC)
Agesilaus (c. 380? BC)
Anabasis (c. 380? BC)
Apology (Xenophon) (c. 380? BC)
Art of Horsemanship, On the (c. 380? BC)
Cavalry Commander, On the (c. 380? BC)
Charmides (c. 380 BC)
Constitution of the Athenians, On the (Xenophon)) (c. 380? BC)
Constitution of the Lacedaemonians, On the (c. 380? BC)
Cyropaedia (c. 380? BC)
Economics (c. 380? BC)
Euthydemus (c. 380 BC)
Euthyphro (c. 380 BC)
Gorgias (c. 380 BC)
Hellenica (c. 380? BC)
Hiero (c. 380? BC)
Hunting, On (c. 380? BC)
Ion (Plato) (c. 380 BC)
Laches (c. 380 BC)
Lysis (c. 380 BC)
Memorabilia (c. 380? BC)
Meno (c. 380 BC)
Plutus (or, Wealth) (380 BC)
Protagoras (c. 380 BC)
Symposium (Xenophon) (c. 380? BC)
Ways and Means (c. 380? BC)
Parmenides (c. 370 BC)
Apology (c. 360 BC)
Cratylus (c. 360 BC)
Critias (c. 360 BC)
Crito (c. 360 BC)
Laws (c. 360 BC)
Phaedo (c. 360 BC)
Phaedrus (c. 360 BC)
Philebus (c. 360 BC)
The Republic (c. 360 BC)
The Seventh Letter (c. 360 BC)
Sophist (c. 360 BC)
Statesman (c. 360 BC)
Symposium (Plato) (c. 360 BC)
Theaetetus (c. 360 BC)
Timaeus (c. 360 BC)
The Art of War (c. 350? BC; between 500?-220?)
The Athenian Constitution (Aristotle) (c. 350 BC)
Categories (c. 350 BC)
On Dreams (c. 350 BC)
Economics (c. 350 BC)
Eudemian Ethics (c. 350 BC)
On the Gait of Animals (c. 350 BC)
On the Generation of Animals (c. 350 BC)
On Generation and Corruption (c. 350 BC)
On the Heavens (c. 350 BC)
The History of Animals (c. 350 BC)
On Interpretation (c. 350 BC)
On Longevity and Shortness of Life (c. 350 BC)
On Memory and Reminiscence (c. 350 BC)
Metaphysics (c. 350 BC)
Meteorology (c. 350 BC)
On the Motion of Animals (c. 350 BC)
Nicomachean Ethics (c. 350 BC)
Organon (c. 350 BC)
On the Parts of Animals (c. 350 BC)
Physics (c. 350 BC)
Poetics (c. 350 BC)
Politics (c. 350 BC)
Posterior Analytics (c. 350 BC)
Prior Analytics (c. 350 BC)
On Prophesying by Dreams (c. 350 BC)
Rhetoric (c. 350 BC)
On Sense and the Sensible (c. 350 BC)
On Sleep and Sleeplessness (c. 350 BC)
On Sophistical Refutations (c. 350 BC)
On the Soul (c. 350 BC)
Topics (c. 350 BC)
Virtues and Vices (c. 350 BC)
On Youth and Old Age, On Life and Death, On Breathing (c. 350 BC)
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