Prepared by Dr Desh Raj Sirswal

Primary Works

Descartes, Rene, (1997) Meditations on the First Philosophy, from Philosophical Classics from   Plato to Nietzsche, Ed. By Forrest E. Baired & Walter Kaufmann, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

______________ (1972) “The Principles of Philosophy”, from Masterworks of Philosophy, Vol.I, Ed. by S.E. Frost Jr., McGraw Hill Book Company.

______________ (1958)”The Passions of the Soul”, from Descartes Philosophical Writings, Trans.& Selected by Norman Kemp Smith, The Modern Library, New York.

_____________ (1927)”The Passions of the Soul”, from  Descartes Selections, Edi. by Charles Scribner’s Sons, United States.

____________ (2006)” Meditations on the First Philosophy”, The Radical Academy, 2006.Link:http;//www.earlymoderntexts.com/pdf/desmed.pdf ,Citation:20-10-2006

_____________(2006)”Discourse on the Method, The Radical Academy, 2006.Link:http;//www.earlymoderntexts.com/pdf/desdisc.pdf ,Citation:20-10-2006

______________:”Objections to Descartes’s Meditations, and His Replies, The Radical Academy, 2006.Link:http;//www.earlymoderntexts.com/pdf/descor.pdf ,Citation:20-10-2006

Anscomb,E.& Geach,P.T. (1966) Descartes Philosophical Writings, (Edi.& Trans.) The Nelson and Sons Ltd., London.


Secondary Books:

Blom, John J. (1978 ) Descartes: His Moral Philosophy and Psychology, (Trans.) The Harvester Press.

Chomsky, Noam (1966) Cartesian Linguistics, Harper & Row ,New York.

Cottingham, John(1995)The Cambridge Companion to Descartes, (Ed.) Cambridge University Press.

Curley, E. M. (1978) Descartes Against the Skeptics, Basil Blackwell , Oxford.

Clarke, Desmond M.( 2005) Descartes’ Theory of Mind, Oxford University Press, Sep..

Joachim, Harold H.(1946) Descartes’s Rules For The Direction of the Mind, Edited by Errol E. Harris, George Allen & Unwin Ltd. ,London.

Lalli Alanen (2003) Descartes’ Concept of Mind, Harvard University Press: Cambridge;  Massachnseets and London, England.

Scroll, Tom (2000) DESCARTES: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, New York.

Spicker, Staurt F. (1970) The Philosophy of the Body (Rejection of Cartesian Dualism), (Ed.),Quadrangle Books, Chicago.

Stephen Gaukroger (1998) Descartes: The World and Other Writings, (Ed.),  Cambridge University Press.

Willis Doney(1970) Descartes: A collection of Critical Essays, (Ed.) Macmillan and Co. Ltd, London and Basingstoke.

Wilson, Margaret Dauler (1978) Descartes, Routledge & Kegan paul, London, Boston, First ed.

Articles about Descartes:

Bennet,Jonathan: “Descartes’s Theory of Modality”, The Philosophical Review, , July,1994,pp.639-667

Bechtel, William (1988) “The Mind-Body Problem: Dualism and Philosophical Behaviorism”, from Philosophy of Mind: An Overview of Cognitive Science, Lawerence Erlbaum Associates Publishers, Hillsdale, New Jersey.

__________________ ” The Mind-Body Problem: Versions of Materialism”,from Philosophy of Mind: An Overview of Cognitive Science, Lawerence Erlbaum Associates Publishers, Hillsdale, New Jersey.

Bono,James J.(1997) “Introduction: Does the Body Matter?” ,Contigurations, 5(2)Spring,pp.177-187.

Christofidou,Andrea(2001)”Descartes’ Dualism: Correcting Some Misconceptions”,Journal of History of Philosophy,39( 2)April,pp.215-230.

Clouser, Roy A.(1980) “A Critique of Descartes and Heisenberg”, Philosophia Reformata,45(2)January,pp.157-177.

Cucen, A.Kadir (2006)”Heidegger’s Critique of Descartes Metaphysics,”

http://www20.uluddg.edu.te/-kadir/Rama.pdf, Date: 27-11-2006.

Cunning, David (2003) “Descartes on the immutability of the divine will”, Religious Studies,39,pp.79-92.

Descartes, Rene : “Human Minds and Animal Machines”, from  The Place of Mind,  Ed. By Brain Cooney,  Wordsworth, 2000.

Field, Richard W.( 1993)”Descartes on the Material Falsity of Ideas”, The Philosophical Review, 102 (03) July, pp.309-333.

Descartes and the Mind-Body Problem,


Friedman,Michael (1997) “Descartes on the Real Existence of Matter”,Topoi,16( 2)September,pp.153-162.

Gibson, A. Boyce (1935) “Descartes”, Philosophy, X, pp.428-440 

Gijn ,J.Van (2005)”Rene Descartes(1596-1650)”, Journal of Neurology,252( 2)Feb.pp.241-242.

Gould, James A. ,Mulvaney, Robert J.(2001) “Descartes: Reality Consists of Mind”, Classic Philosophical Questions, (Edi.)Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersy, Tenth Ed.

Griffin,Richard & Cohen,Simon Baron (2002) “The Intentional Stance: Development and Neurocognitive Perspectives”, from Daniel Dennett :Contemporary Philosophy in Focus, Eds. by Brook & D. Ross ,Cambridge University Press,pp.83-116.

Humber,James M. (1978) ” Doubts about “Descartes’s Self Doubt”, The Philosophical Review, 87 ,April, pp.253-258.

Harrison, Jonathan:”Critical Notice” on Descartes: The Project of Pure Inquiry By Bernard Williams, Mind: A Quarterly Review of Philosophy, XC (357) January,1981,pp.122-135

Keeling, S.V. (1939) “Critical Notice” on Descartes’ Discourse on Method  by Leon Roth, Mind: A Quarterly Review of Psychology & Philosophy, XLVIII, ,pp.366-373

Kenny,Anthony(1994) “Descartes to Kant”, from The Oxford History of Western Philosophy, Ed. by Anthony Kenny, Oxford University Press.

Lolordo,Antonia(2005) “Descartes and Malebranche on Thought, Sensation and the Nature of Mind”, Journal of the History of Philosophy,43(4)October,pp.387-402.

Macmurray, James (1935) “The Dualism of Mind and Matter”, Philosophy, X, pp.264-278

Miers, Paul(1995) “Descartes and the Algebra of Soul”(Review of Descartes: An Intellectual Biography by Stephen Gaukroger ) ,MLN,110(4), pp.943-952.

Niedermeyer(1999) “A Concept of Consciouness”, The Italian Journal of Neuro Sciences,20(1) April,pp.7-15.

Nolan,Lawrence (1998) “Descartes’ Theory of Universals “,Philosophical Studies, 89 (2-3) March.

Novak,Peter (1998) “Logic and the Classical Theory of Mind”, Journal of Philosophical Logic, 27(4) August,pp.389-434.

Palmer,Donald (1999) “The Cartesian Conception of Human Nature”, from Visions of Human Nature, Mayfield Publishing Comapany,California.

Ragland,C.P.(2006) ‘Descartes on the Principle of Alternative Possibilities”,Journal of the History of Philosophy,44(3) July ,pp.377-394.

Reiss,Timothy J.(1996) “Denying the Body ? Memory and the Dilemmas of History in Descartes”, Journal of the History of Ideas, 57(4) October,pp.587-607.

Richardson, R.C. (1982)”The ‘Scandal’ of Cartesian Interactionism”, Mind: A Quarterly Review of Philosophy, XCI (361) January, pp.20-37

Rene Descartes: The Nature of Human Mind,


_____________: Knowledge Is Not Ultimately Sense Knowledge,


Schmitter,Amy M.(2002) “Descartes and their Primacy of Practice:The Role of the Passions in Search for Truth”, Philosophical Studies,108(1-2)March.

Scott,David(2000) “Occasionalism and Occasional Causation in Descates’ Philosophy”, Journal of the History of Philosophy,38(4) October,pp.503-528.

Sievert, Donald(1975) “Descartes’s Self-Doubt”, The Philosophical Review,LXXXIV, Jan, pp.51-69.

Schmaltz,Tad M. (1992) “Descartes and Malebranche on Mind and Mind-Body Union”, The Philosophical Review, 101, April, pp.281-325

Stoothoff, Robert (1989) “Descartes’ Dilemma”, The Philosophical Quarterly, 39(154), pp.294-307

Stout, A.K. (1932) “Descartes’ Proof of the Existance of Matter”, Mind: A Quarterly Review of Psychology & Philosophy, XLI, pp.191-207

_________ (1929)” The Basic of Knowledge in Descartes (I)”, Mind: A Quarterly Review of Psychology & Philosophy, XXXVIII, pp.330-342

________ (1929)” The Basic of Knowledge in Descartes (II)”, Mind : A Quarterly Review of Psychology & Philosophy ,XXXVIII, pp.458-472

Treanor,Nick(2006) “The Cogito and the Metaphysics of Mind“, Philosophical Studies,130,pp.247-271.

Vacariu,Gabriel (2005) “Mind, Brain, and Epistemologically Different World”, Synthesis,147,December,pp.515-548.

The Philosophy of Rene Descartes, The Radical Academy, 2006.

Link:www.radicalacademy.com/phildescartes 1-2.htm.Date:21-02-2007

Watling,J.L.(1964) “Descartes”, from A Critical History of Western Philosophy, Ed. by D.J.O’ Conner, Macmillan Ltd., London.

What Is Wrong with Descartes’ Philosophy?, The Radical Academy,2006

Link:www.radicalacademy.com/adiphilwrongdescartes .htm.Date:21-02-2007

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