Early Modern Texts

On this site you will find versions of some classics of early modern philosophy, and a few from the 19th century, prepared with a view to making them easier to read while leaving intact the main arguments, doctrines, and lines of thought.

We thank Peter Millican and Amyas Merivale, of Hertford College, Oxford for their tireless work operating the site from 2014-2017. Early Modern Texts is now operated by Jonathan Bennett and his Canadian team.

We are in the process of creating audio books for selected texts. Our pilot project is Mary Wollstonecraft's masterpiece, the reading of which is still being done; you can listen to as much of it as now exists by clicking here.