Descartes Web Site is under the direction of
Claremont Graduate University
This website provides both french and english searchable texts of Descartes's final work, The Passions of the Soul. The site is set up in searchable frames so that the french text can be read side by side with the english text.
I am grateful to Professor Stephen Voss who has made his "Philosophical Concordance" to the Passions of the Soul available. The Concordance organizes frequently used terms in the Passions alphabetically,
and provides the specific passage where each term may be found in the Adam
and Tannery edition of the text. The Catalogue, which accompanies the concordance, organizes terms according
to their use and meaning. As Dr. Voss describes the purpose of the concordance, "...the intent to create a tool for serious--that
is, conscious--reflection upon these questions, rather than for tasks accessible
to mechanical kinds of intelligence."
It is my hope that by making these texts electronically accessible—in their close to original forms in English and in French—along with Dr. Voss's concordance tool that serious study and conscious reflection of Descartes's important work on the passions will indeed be fostered.
site was supported by an internal
grant from the Claremont Graduate University
to provide searchable English and French editions of the last
published work of René Descartes,The
Passions of the Soul (1649).
Descartes Web Site was designed by Kenneth Brown, and is
modified and maintained by Lynora Rogacs. With
research help from Kurt Smith. French
text prepared by Patricia Easton, English
text prepared by Michelle Peguero, Patricia Easton, and Kenneth Brown
send any comments about this site to Dr. Patricia Easton
site last updated May 1, 2008