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I realized that it was necessary, once in the course of my life, to demolish everything completely and start again right from the foundations if I wanted to establish anything at all in the sciences that was stable and likely to last.

The Continental Rationalists. The Philosophical Writings of Descartes. Meditations on First Philosophy, "First Meditation"

The Continental Rationalists. Electronic Edition. book cover

The Continental Rationalists. Electronic Edition.

ISBN: 978-1-57085-224-4

Language: English translation

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Cover: Geometria, René Descartes Amsterdam: L. & D. Elzevir, 1659-1661

List of Contents

René Descartes

Descartes, René. The Philosophical Writings of Descartes. Vols. 1 and 2. Translated by John Cottingham, Robert Stoothoff, and Dugald Murdoch. Oxford; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984.

  • Vol. 1:

    • Early Writings
    • Rules for the Direction of the Mind
    • The World
    • Treatise on Man
    • Discourse on the Method
    • Optics
    • Principles of Philosophy
    • Comments on a Certain Broadsheet
    • Description of the Human Body
    • The Passions of the Soul
  • Vol. 2:

    • Meditations on First Philosophy
    • Objections and Replies
    • Letter to Father Dinet
    • The Search for Truth

Benedict de Spinoza

Spinoza, Benedict de. The Collected Works of Spinoza. Translated by Edwin Curley. Vol. 1. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1985.

  • Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect
  • Short Treatise on God, Man, and His Well-Being
  • Letters: August 1661-August 1663
  • Parts I and II of Descartes’"Principles of Philosophy"
  • Letters: July 1664-September 1665
  • Ethics

Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz

New Essays on Human Understanding. Translated by Peter Remnant and Jonathan Bennett. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1981.

_____. Philosophical Essays. Translated by Roger Ariew and Daniel Garber. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1989.



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