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Gassendi's Principal Works

  • Exercitationes paradoxicae adversus aristoteleos, in quibus praecipua totius peripateticae doctrinae fundamenta excutiuntur, opiniones vero aut novae, aut ex vetustioribus obsoletae stabiliuntur, auctore Petro Gassendo. Grenoble: Pierre Verdier, 1624 [Book One]; Lyon: Laurent Anisson and Jean Baptiste Devenet, 1658 [Book Two]. (Scholar)
  • Epistolica exercitatio, in qua principia philosophiae Roberti Flvddi medici reteguntur; et ad recentes illius libros, aduersus r.p.f. Marinvm Mersennvm ordinis minimorum Sancti Francisci de Paula scriptos, respondetur. Cum appendice aliquot obseruationum coelestium. Paris: Sebastian Cramoisy, 1630.
  • Parhelia, sive soles quatuor, qui circa verum apparuerunt Romæ, die xx. mensis Martij, anno 1629: et de eisdem Petri Gassendi ad Henricum Renerium epistola. Paris: Antoine Vitré, 1630. (Scholar)
  • Mercvrivs in sole visvs, et Venvs invisa Parisiis, anno 1631: pro voto, & admonitione Keppleri. Paris: Sebastian Cramoisy, 1632. (Scholar)
  • Viri illvstris Nicolai Clavdii Fabricii de Peiresc, senatoris aqvisextiensis vita. Paris: Sebastian Cramoisy, 1641.
  • De motu impresso a motore translato. Epistolæ duæ. In quibus aliquot præcipuæ tum de motu vniuersè, tum speciatim de motu terræattributo difficulatates explicantur. Paris: Louis de Heuqueville, 1642.
  • De apparente magnitvdine solis hvmilis et svblimis epistolae qvatvor: in qvibvs complvra physica, opticaque problemata proponuntur, & explicantur. Paris: Louis de Heuqueville, 1642.
  • Disquisitio metaphysica. seu, Dubitationes et instantiæ adversus Renati Cartesii Metaphysicam, & responsa. Amsterdam: Johann Blaev, 1644.
  • Oratio inavgvralis habita in Regio collegio die nouembris xxiii. Paris: Louis de Heuqueville, 1645.
  • De proportione, qva gravia decidentia accelerantvr epistolae tres: quibus ad totidem epistolas R.P. Petri Cazraei Societatis Iesv respondetur. Paris: Louis de Heuqueville, 1646.
  • De vita et moribus Epicuri libri octo. Lyons: Guillaume Barbier, 1647.
  • Institvtio astronomica, iuxta hypothesis tam vetervm, qvam Copernici, et Tychonis. Dictata à Petro Gassendo … Eivsdem oratio inauguralis iteratò edita. Paris: Louis de Heuqueville, 1647.
  • Syntagma philosophiae Epicuri cum refutationibus dogmatum quae contra fidem christianam ab eo asserta sunt. Lyon: Guillaume Barbier, 1649
  • Apologia in Io. Bap. Morini librum, cui titulus, Alae tellvris fractae: epistola IV. de Motu impresso a Motore translato. Vnà cum tribus Galilaei Epistolis de conciliatione … nune primùm M. Nevraei cura prodeunt. Lyon: Guillaume Barbier, 1649.
  • Animadversiones in decimum librum Diogenis Laertii: qui est De vita, moribus, placitisque Epicuri. Continent autem Placita, quas ille treis statuit Philosophiae parteis 3 I. Canonicam, …; - II. Physicam, …; - III. Ethicam, … Lyon: Guillaume Barbier, 1649.
  • Opera omnia… haetenus edita auctor ante obitum recensuit… posthuma vero, totius naturae explicationem complectentia, in lucem nunc primum prodeunt ex bibliotheca… Henrici-Ludovici-Haberti Mon-Morii… [Accessit Samuelis Sorberii praefatio, in qua de vita et moribus Petri Gassendi disseritur.] Lyon: Laurent Anisson and Jean Baptiste Devenet, 1658

Early Translation and Commentary

  • François Bernier. Abrégé de la philosophie de Gassendi. Lyon : Anisson, Posuel et Rigaud, 1684. Reprint edition. Sylvia Murr et Geneviève Stefani, eds. Paris : Fayard, 1992. (Scholar)
  • Walter Charleton. Physiologia Epicuro-Gassendo-Charltoniana, or, A fabrick of science natural, upon the hypothesis of atoms founded by Epicurus, repaired [by] Petrus Gassendus ; augmented [by] Walter Charleton. London : Printed by Tho. Newcomb for Thomas Heath…, 1654.

Modern Editions and Translations

  • Exercitationes Paradoxicae Adversus Aristoteleos (1624). Ed. and trans. Bernard Rochot. Paris: J. Vrin, 1959. (Scholar)
  • Disquisitio Metaphysica (1644). Ed. and trans. Bernard Rochot. Paris: J. Vrin, 1964. (Scholar)
  • Opera Omnia. Six Volumes. Reproduction of 1658 Edition with introduction by Tullio Gregory, Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt: Friedrich Frommann Verlag, 1964. Cited above as ‘O’. (Scholar)
  • Pierre Gassendi's Institutio Logica 1658: a critical edition with translation and introduction. Ed. and trans. Howard Jones. Assen, The Netherlands: Van Gorcum, 1981.
  • Selected Works. Trans. Craig Brush. (Texts in Early Modern Philosophy). New York: Johnson Reprints, 1972.
  • Pierre Gassendi (1592-1655): Lettres Latines. Two volumes. [Book VI (Latin correspondence) of Opera Omnia.] Trans. Sylvie Taussig. Turnhout: Brepols, 2004. (Scholar)
  • Pierre Gassendi, Du principe efficient, c'est-à-dire des causes des choses (Syntagma philosophicum. Physique, Section I, Livre IV). Trans. Sylvie Taussig. Turnhout: Brepols, 2006.
  • Pierre Gassendi, De la liberté, de la fortune, du destin et de la divination (Syntagma Philosophicum, Éthique, Livre III). Trans. Sylvie Taussig. Turnhout: Brepols, 2008.
  • Pierre Gassendi, Le principe matériel, c'est-à-dire la matière première des choses (Syntagma philosophicum, Physique, Section I, Livre III). Trans. Sylvie Taussig. Turnhout: Brepols 2009.
  • Gassendi, La Logique de Carpentras. Trans. Sylvie Taussig. Turnhout: Brepols, 2012.

Secondary Sources

Selected Books and Collections of Articles

Biographies

  • Taussig, Sylvie, 2003. Pierre Gassendi (1592-1655). Introduction à la vie savante, Turnhout: Brepols. (Scholar)
  • Jones, Howard, 1981. Pierre Gassendi (1592-1655): An Intellectual Biography, Nieuwkoop: B. de Graaf. (Scholar)
  • Bougerel Joseph, 1970. Vie de Pierre Gassendi, prévot de l'église de Digne et Professeur de Mathématiques au Collège Royal, Paris: Jacques Vincent, 1737; Geneva: Slatkine Reprint. (Scholar)

Bibliographies

  • Bloch, Olivier and Thomas Lennon, 1993. “Gassendi, Gassendismus, Libertinismus”, in Jean-Pierre Schobinger (ed.), Grundriss der Geschichte der Philosophie. Die Philosophie des 17. Jahrhunderts, Band 2: Frankreich und Niederlande, Basel: Schwabe & Co. (Scholar)

Dedicated Journal Issues

  • XVIIe siècle (Journée d'étude de la Société d'étude du XVIIe siècle) 233 (2006) 4: “Pierre Gassendi”.

Selected Articles Not Appearing in Collections Listed Above

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