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Past Masters

Past Masters provides access to searchable full text databases of primary works, letters, journals, and notebooks from important philosophers and women writers. Our collection includes works by Aristotle, Austen, Burney, Descartes, Dewey, Hume, Kant, Leibniz, Locke, Machiavelli, Maistre, Mill, Nietzsche, Plato, Santayana, Shelley (Mary), Spinoza, and more. These electronic texts are based on authoritative scholarly editions from leading academic and university publishers and organizations. The texts can be browsed or searched individually, across selected others, or throughout the entire collection. All titles are in the English language, either original as written or in translation. (Not updated)


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  • Education
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Western Europe

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