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References and further reading

  • Arnauld, A. (1641) IVes Objections aux Méditations philosophiques de Descartes, in Descartes, R. Méditations métaphysiques (Metaphysical meditations), ed. F. Alquié, Paris: Garnier frères, 1967, vol. II: 632–704.

    (Arnauld’s objections to Descartes’ Méditations.)

  • Arnauld, A. (1643) De la Fréquente Communion, où les sentiments des Pères, des papes et des Conciles, touchant l’usage des Sacrements de Pénitence et d’Eucharistie, sont fidèlement exposez (Of Frequent Communion), Paris.

    (First attack by Antoine Arnauld against ‘laxist’ morals of the Jesuits.)

  • Arnauld, A. (1683) Des vraies et des fausses idées contre ce qu’enseigne l’auteur de la Recherche de la verité (Of true and false ideas), Cologne.

    (Arnauld’s attack on Malebranche’s epistemology.)

  • Arnauld, A. and Lancelot, C. (1660) Grammaire générale et raisonnée, contenant les fondements de l’art de parler expliquez d’une manière claire et naturelle (General and analytical grammar), Paris.

    (Famous French grammar composed for the schools of Port-Royal.)

  • Arnauld, A. and Nicole, P. (1662) La Logique ou l’art de penser, ed. P. Clair and F. Girbal, Paris: Vrin, 1981; trans as Logic or the Art of Thinking, ed. J. Vance Buroker, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

    (The 1981 French version is a good critical edition of this major seventeenth century text. The manuscript mentioned in the text is in the Bibliothèque Nationale f.fr. 19915)

  • Bayle, P. (1684–8) Nouvelles de la république des lettres, Rotterdam.

    (Bayle’s periodical work, consisting of book reviews; in 1685 he inserts an appendix to defend Malebranche against Arnauld.)

  • Descartes, R. (1637) Discours de la Méthode (Discourse on method), ed. E. Gilson, Paris: Vrin, 1925.

    (Descartes’ famous discourse inaugurating a philosophical revolution against Aristotelian scholastic tradition.)

  • (1680–5) Discours sur les passions de l’amour (Discourse on the passions of love), ed. G. Brunet, Paris, 1959.

    (Pseudo-Pascalian text, now attributed to Brienne by J. Mesnard.)

  • Goldmann, L. (1955) Le Dieu caché. Étude sur la vision tragique dans les Pensées de Pascal et dans le théâtre de Racine (Study of the tragic vision in Pascal’s Pensées and the plays of Racine), Paris: Gallimard.

    (Controversial sociological interpretation, relating the ‘tragic’ vision of these two authors to the social situation of Parliamentary circles in the seventeenth century.)

  • Jansenius, C. (1635) Alexandri Patricii Armacani, theologi, Mars Gallicus, seu de justitia armorum et foederum regis Galliae libri duo (The French God of War), Louvain.

    (Pro-Spanish pamphlet against Richelieu’s policy of protestant alliance.)

  • Jansenius, C. (1640) Cornelii Jansenii episcopi Iprensis Augustinus, Louvain.

    (Exposition of the doctrine of Saint Augustine.)

  • Lafond, J. (1977) La Rochefoucauld. Augustinisme et littérature, Paris: Klincksieck, 3rd edn, 1986.

    (Major study in the perspective suggested by P. Sellier.)

  • Lafond, J. (1992) Les Moralistes du XVIIe siècle, Paris: R. Laffont.

    (Excellent editions of major French moralists, including Pascal, La Rochefoucauld, La Bruyère and an excellent introduction on epigrammatic literature.)

  • Lafond, J. and Mesnard, J. (1984) Images de La Rochefoucauld: Actes du Tricentenaire, Paris: PUF.

    (Articles on the reception of La Rochefoucauld and on his relations with Port-Royal and the hôtel de Liancourt.)

  • La Fontaine, J. de and Loménie de Brienne, H. de (1671) Recueil de poésies chrétiennes et diverses (Collection of Christian and diverse poetry), Paris.

    (Important collection for the definition of Port-Royal esthetics, prefaced by Nicole.)

  • Lesaulnier, J. (1992) Port-Royal insolite: édition critique du Recueil de choses diverses, Paris, Klincksieck.

    (Critical edition of conversations in 1670–71, between friends of Port-Royal in the circle of Jean Deslyons, who was often to be found at the hôtel de Liancourt.)

  • Lesaulnier, J. and McKenna, A.N. (1998) Dictionnaire de Port-Royal au XVIIe siècle, Paris: Universitas; Oxford: The Voltaire Foundation.

    (Bio-bibliographical dictionary of over 2,500 characters related to Port-Royal; the introduction examines Jansenist theology and the importance of Port-Royal in seventeenth-century culture; offers detailed chronology and exhaustive chronological bibliography.)

  • Malebranche, N. (1680) Traité de la nature et de la grâce, Amsterdam: Elzevier.

    (One of an important series of works in which the Oratorian Malebranche proposes an original alliance between Augustine’s doctrine of grace and his own version of Cartesian rationalism. Bayle highlights the publication of this work as the turning point in relations between Malebranche and Port-Royal.)

  • Martin, A. [Ambrosius Victor] (1667) Philosophia christiana, Paris.

    (Collection of works in which the Oratorian Martin proposes an alliance of Saint Augustine and Descartes.)

  • McKenna, A.N. (1986) ‘La composition de la Logique de Port-Royal’, Revue philosophique 1986: 183–206.

    (Details of current hypotheses.)

  • McKenna, A.N. (1990) De Pascal à Voltaire: le rôle des Pensées de Pascal dans l’histoire des idées entre 1670 et 1734, vols 276–7 of Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    (Lengthy study of Pascal’s reception and influence on major philosophers and minor writers, including apologists and clandestine philosophers.)

  • Mesnard, J. (1965) Pascal et les Roannez, Paris: Desclée de Brouwer.

    (Detailed history of family relations, thus giving a clear picture of the Parisian circles within which Pascal moved.)

  • Mesnard, J. (1992) La Culture du XVIIe siècle, Paris: PUF.

    (Important collection of articles on all aspects of seventeenth-century literature.)

  • Mesnard, J. (1993) Les Pensées de Pascal, Paris: SEDES.

    (The best global commentary on the Pensées. Pages 309–30: refutation of Goldmann’s interpretation of Pascal and Racine.)

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

    (Good study of Arnauld’s philosophy which is readily comprehensible to the non-specialist.)

  • Nadler, S. (1992) Malebranche and Ideas, New York and Oxford, Oxford University Press.

    (Good study of Malebranche’s polemical debate with Arnauld.)

  • Orcibal, J. (1947–8) Les Origines du Jansénisme: 1, La Correspondance de Jansénius; 2–3, Jean Duvergier de Hauranne, abbé de Saint-Cyran et son temps, Louvain-Paris.

    (Very detailed history of the career of Saint-Cyran and of his contacts in all social circles.)

  • Pascal, B. (1964–) Œuvres complètes, ed. J. Mesnard, Paris: Desclée de Brouwer.

    (Monumental, critical edition of all Pascal’s works, including a commentary relating his writing to spiritual traditions and contemporary debate. Four volumes published as of 1995.)

  • Pascal (1992), special edition of XVIIe siècle 177.

    (Recent research on Pascal’s Pensées.)

  • Quesnel, P. (1693) Le Nouveau Testament en français avec des réflexions morales sur chaque verset, pour en rendre la Lecture plus utile et la Méditation plus aisée à ceux qui commencent à s’y appliquer (New Testament in French with moral reflections on each verse), Paris: Pralard.

    (Commentary on the New Testament, from which were extracted 101 propositions condemned in the bull Unigenitus.)

  • Rodis-Lewis, G. (1950) ‘Augustinisme et cartésianisme à Port-Royal’ in Descartes et le cartésianisme hollandais, Paris and Amsterdam.

    (Important article showing controversy at Port-Royal over Cartesian philosophy and including the objections of Louis Du Vaucel.)

  • Sellier, P. (1970) Pascal et saint Augustin, Paris: Armand Colin.

    (Pioneer work on Pascal’s theological thought, concluding that he was very well acquainted with Augustine’s works.)

  • Sellier, P. (1969) ‘La Rochefoucauld, Pascal, saint Augustin’, Revue d’histoire littéraire de la France 69: 551–575.

    (The first study to suggest a relation between La Rochefoucauld and Augustinian theology, a line of enquiry which has proved very useful.)

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