SoPhiA

Students of Philosophy Association, Concordia University

Immanuel Kant – Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals

Translated by Thomas Kingsmill Abbott Preface Ancient Greek philosophy was divided into three sciences: physics, ethics, and logic. This division is perfectly suitable to the nature of the thing; and the only improvement that can be made in it is to add the principle on which it is based, so that we may both satisfy [...]

René Descartes – Meditations

John Veitch Translation of 1901 To the very sage and illustrious the dean and doctors of the Sacred Faculty of Theology of Paris Gentlemen, 1. The motive which impels me to present this Treatise to you is so reasonable, and when you shall learn its design, I am confident that you also will consider that [...]

René Descartes – Discourse on Method

Prefatory Note by the Author IF this Discourse appear too long to be read at once, it may be divided into six parts: and, in the first, will be found various considerations touching the Sciences; in the second, the principal rules of the Method which the Author has discovered; in the third, certain of the [...]

Edmund Husserl—Pure Phenomenology, Its Method, and Its Field of Investigation

Ladies and gentlemen, honored colleagues, dear comrades! In all the areas within which the spiritual life of humanity is at work, the historical epoch wherein fate has placed us is an epoch of stupendous happenings. Whatever previous generations cultivated by their toil and struggle into a harmonious whole, in every sphere of culture, whatever enduring [...]

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