SOME TEXTS FROM

EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY

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[author’s name], [title of work], in the version presented at www.earlymoderntexts.com

or, if you prefer,

[author’s name], [title of work], in the version by Jonathan Bennett presented at www.earlymoderntexts.com


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