Arnauld, Antoine (1612–94)

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List of works

  • Arnauld, A. (1775–83) Oeuvres de Messire Antoine Arnauld, Docteur de la Maison et Societé de Sorbonne (Collected works), Paris: Sigismond D’Arnay, 43 vols.

    (This authoritative collection contains all works by Arnauld listed below.)

  • Arnauld, A. (1641) Quartae objectiones, in Oeuvres, vol. 38; trans. J. Cottingham, D. Murdoch and R. Stoothoff as ‘Fourth Objections’, The Philosophical Writings of Descartes, vol. 2, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984.

    (Arnauld’s objections to Descartes’ Meditations.)

  • Arnauld, A. (1643) De la fréquent communion, in Oeuvres, vol. 27.

    (A critique of Jesuit morality and a defence of Jansenist penitential discipline.)

  • Arnauld, A. (1660) Grammaire générale et raisonnée, in Oeuvres, vol. 41; trans. J. Rieux and B.E. Rollin as General and Rational Grammar: the Port-Royal grammar, The Hague: Mouton, 1975.

    (Treatise on language and grammar, co-authored with C. Lancelot. The translation contains a preface by A.C. Danto and a critical essay by N. Kretzmann.)

  • Arnauld, A. (1662) La Logique, ou l’art de penser (Logic or the art of thinking), in Oeuvres, vol. 41; trans. J. Buroker, Manchester: Manchester University Press, forthcoming.

    (Treatise on language, reasoning, and method, co-authored with P. Nicole.)

  • Arnauld, A. (1683) Des vraies et des fausses idées, in Oeuvres, vol. 38; trans. E. Kremer as On True and False Ideas, Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellon Press, 1990; also trans. S. Gaukroger, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1990.

    (Arnauld’s attack on Malebranche’s theory of ideas and doctrine of the vision in God.)

  • Arnauld, A. (1684) Défense de M. Arnauld contre la réponse au livre des vraies et des fausses idées (Monsieur Arnauld’s defence against the response to the book on true and false ideas) in Oeuvres, vol. 38.

    (Arnauld’s response to Malebranche’s initial counterattack.)

  • Arnauld, A. (1685) Réflexions philosophiques et théologiques sur le nouveau système de la nature et de la grace (Philosophical and theological reflection on the new system of nature and grace) in Oeuvres, vol. 39.

    (Arnauld’s critique of Malebranche’s theodicy and account of God’s causal agency.)

References and further reading

  • Descartes, R. (1620–c. 28) Rules for the Direction of the Mind in The Philosophical Writings of Descartes, vol. 1, trans. J. Cottingham, D. Murdoch and R. Stoothoff, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984.

    (Descartes’ early methodological treatise.)

  • Dominicy, M. (1985) La naissance de la grammaire moderne (The birth of modern grammar), Brussels: Pierre Mardaga.

    (An examination of the emergence of linguistics as a specific discipline from the work of Arnauld, Nicole and Lancelot.)

  • Jansenius, C. (1640) Augustinus.

    (The Bishop of Ypres’ monumental work of Augustinian theology.)

  • Kremer, E.J. (1994) The Great Arnauld and Some of his Philosophical Correspondents, Toronto, Ont.:University of Toronto Press.

    (A collection of important essays by leading scholars on Arnauld’s philosophy and philosophical theology.)

  • Kremer, E.J. (1996) Interpreting Arnauld, Toronto, Ont.: Univerity of Toronto Press.

    (Another collection of important essays by leading scholars on Arnauld’s philosophy and philosophical theology.)

  • Laporte, J. (1923) Exposition de la doctrine (d’après Arnauld), in vol. 2 of La Doctrine de Port-Royal, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.

    (Part 1, ‘Les vérités de la Grâce’, provides a masterly study of Arnauld’s views on grace, divine agency and freedom.)

  • Leibniz, G.W. Discours de la méthode, trans. G.R. Montgomery as Discourse on Metaphysics/Correspondence with Arnauld, La Salle IL: Open Court, 1980.

    (Leibniz’s metaphysics; Arnauld’s critique, 1686–7.)

  • Malebranche, N. (1674–5) De la recherche de la vérité, trans. T. Lennon and P.J. Olscamp as The Search After Truth/Elucidations of the Search After Truth, Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 1980.

    (Malebranche’s major philosophical work.)

  • Malebranche, N. (1680) Traité de la nature et de la grace, in Oeuvres vol. 5; trans. P. Riley as Treatise on Nature and Grace, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.

    (Malebranche’s solution to the theodicy problem with respect to natural evils and to the distribution of grace.)

  • Nadler, S. (1988) ‘Arnauld, Descartes, and Transubstantiation’, Journal of the History of Ideas 49 (2): 229–246.

    (Discusses Arnauld’s initial objections regarding the Eucharist and his later defence of Descartes on this issue.)

  • Nadler, S. (1989) Arnauld and the Cartesian Philosophy of Ideas, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

    (An analysis of Arnauld’s theory of ideas and his account of perception and intentionality.)

  • Ndiaye, A.R. (1991) La philosophie d’Antoine Arnauld (The philosophy of Antoine Arnauld), Paris: J. Vrin.

    (A general analysis of Arnauld’s philosophical opinions.)

  • Sleigh, R.C., Jr (1990) Leibniz and Arnauld: A Commentary on Their Correspondence, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

    (A rigorous and enlightening analysis of various philosophical themes from the correspondence.)

Citing this article:
Nadler, Steven. Bibliography. Arnauld, Antoine (1612–94), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-DA001-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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