English Philosophical Texts Online

A free online library of early modern English-language philosophical texts


In addition to providing high-quality critical texts for each of the works listed on this site, we also plan to develop software for searching and analysing these texts in a variety of useful ways, and to pursue research illustrating the scholarly application and value of these tools. So far, it is possible to run complex Boolean searches in the Search area for each text, and to view (provisional) word usage analysis in the several Analysis areas. (When reading a text, select the area of interest from the blue dropdown menu.) Our project is still in the early stages, with many more features planned if we secure funding to take things further. In the meantime, details are available here of some preliminary tests we have run so far. Click on the links in the menu for more information.