René Descartes

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Principal Works

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))

Discours de la méthode de bien conduire sa raison et chercher la vérité dans les sciences; plus la dioptrique; les météores; et la géométrie, qui sont des essais de cette méthode (philosophical prose) 1637

[Discourse on the Method of Properly Guiding the Reason in the Search for Truth in the Sciences; also the Dioptric, the Meteors and the Geometry, which are Essays in This Method, 1649]

Meditationes de prima philosophia, in quibus Dei ex istentia et animae humanae a corpore distinctio demonstrantur (philosophical prose) 1641–42

[Meditations on First Philosophy, in which the Existence of God and the Distinction between Mind and Body are Demonstrated, 1680]

Le monde de M. Descartes, ou le traité de la lumière (philosophical prose) 1644

[The World, 1979]

Principia philosophia (philosophical prose) 1644

[Principles of Philosophy, 1983]

Traité des passions de l'âme (philosophical prose) 1649

[The Passions of the Soul, 1650]

Regulae ad directionem ingenii (philosophical prose) 1701

[Rules for the Direction of the Mind, 1662]

Oeuvres de Descartes. 13 vols. (philosophical prose) 1897–1913

Philosophical Works of Descartes. 2 vols. (philosophical prose) 1955

The Essential Writings of René Descartes (philosophical prose) 1977