Modern Texts

Core modern texts for the period starting with ca 1600 to ca 1920.

Title
Author (or attribution)
Date
The New AstronomyKepler1609
Letter to the Grand Duchess ChristinaGalileo 1615
 Novum Organum Francis Bacon1620
Letter to the Grand Duchess ChristinaGalileo1636
Discourse on MethodDescartes1637
Meditations on First PhilosophyDescartes1641
Principles of PhilosophyDescartes1644
PenseesPascal1669
Principia Mathematica Newton1687
 OpticksNewton1704
Clarke-Leibniz CorrespondenceLeibniz and Clarke1715-6
A Modest ProposalSwift1729
An Enquiry Concerning Human UnderstandingHume1748
What is Enlightenment?Kant1784
Ode to Freedom [Joy]Schiller1785
A Vindication of the Rights of WomanWollstonecraft1792
Marriage of Heaven and HellBlake1793
Rime of the Ancient MarinerColeridge1798
Natural TheologyPaley1802
OzymandiasShelley1818
Raft of the MedusaGericault1818-9
JerusalemBlake1820
Symphony No. 9Beethoven1824
Fear and TremblingKierkegaard1843
Communist ManifestoMarx1848
The Origin of SpeciesDarwin1859
 Notes from UndergroundDostoevsky1864
Dover BeachArnold1867
Descent of ManDarwin1871
Truth and Lie in an Extramoral SenseNietzsche1873
ConfessionTolstoy1879
The Brothers KaramazovDostoevsky1880
Paris CommuneKropotkin1880
The Gay ScienceNietzsche1882
Island of Dr MoreauWells1896
Letter to a HinduTolstoy1905
Studies in EugenicsGalton1906
Letter to TolstoyGandhi1909

 

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