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.
The site is now (2019) operated by the text-preparer Jonathan Bennett and his Canadian team.
April 2019 - Thomas J. Feliciano – an American writer based in Istanbul - is digitizing our works into the e-book formats of .epub (e-readers, tablets, cell phones) and mobi (for Kindle). Please send comments/feedback on these versions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are in the process of creating audio books for selected texts.
The most recently added texts are
- James’s The Will to Believe
- Preliminaries to Descartes’s Meditations
- Gassendi's Happiness
- Masham's Discourse concerning the Love of God
- Masham's Occasional thoughts regarding a Virtuous or Christian Life
- Bentham's Fragment on Government
- Pascal's Pensees
- Spinoza's Political Treatise
- Montaigne's Essays, Book III