Jean le-Rond D’Alembert (1717-1783)

As I gather together digital texts written by d’Alembert I realize that he was a true collaborator and scientist. Although he wrote a number of single author works, he participated in many others where as member of the Académie Royale des Sciences, he was one among many. I’ve included both single and multiple authored texts here, and related works as well. Readers should also see Wikisource for HTML versions of texts.

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1743. Traité de dynamique. Digitized by Google Books. Published in Paris by Fuchs, 1746.

1747. Réflexions sur la cause générale des vents. Digitized by Gallica. Published in Paris by David l’aîné, 1747.

1749. Recherches sur la précession des equinoxes, et sur la nutation de l’axe de la terre, dans le système Newtonien. Digitized by Google Books. Published in Paris by David, 1749.

1751. “Discours préliminaire” de l’Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Digitized by Gallica. Published in Paris by Briasson, David, Le Breton & S. Fauche.

1752. Essai sur la société des gens de lettres et les grands. Although this essay is important historically, I have been unable to locate a digital version of it. This was one of the first essays to express history in terms of the intellectual movement of the philosophes as opposed to a history of events.

1752. Essai sur une nouvelle théorie de la résistance des fluides. Digitized by Gallica. Published in Paris by David l’aîné, 1752.

1754. La philosophie applicable à tous les objets de l’esprit et de la raison. Although this work is by the Abbé Terrasson, it is preceeded by ‘Réflexions de M. d’Alembert,’ and others. Digitized by Google Books. Published in Paris by Prault & Fils, 1754. In the preface, d’Alembert laments society’s reception of the “gens de Lettres.”

1755? “Physique,” in Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Tome douzième, Parl-Pol. Digitized by Gallica. p.539-540.

1757. Éloge de M. du Marsais. Digitized by Google Books. This text from the 3rd edition of the Encyclopédie, Tome 36.

1761. Opuscules mathématiques, ou Mémoires sur differens sujets de Géométrie, de Méchanique, d’Optique, d’Astronomie &c. Digitized by Google Books. Published in Paris by David, 1761.

1764. Miscellaneous pieces in literature, history, and philosophy. Digitized by the Internet Archive. Translated from the French. Published in London by Henderson, 1764.

1765. Sur la destruction des Jésuites en France. Digitized by Google Books. Written and published anonymously.

1766. An account of the destruction of Jesuits in France. Digitized by Google Books. This translation clearly attributes the work to M. D’Alembert. Published in London by T. Becket & P.A. de Hondt, 1766.

1766. Élémens de musique théorique et pratique. Digitized by Google Books. Published in Lyon by Bruyset, 1766.

1774. Pensées de Monsieur d’Alembert. Digitized by Google Books. Published in Paris by Dufour et Costard, 1774.

1777. Nouvelles expériences sur la résistance des fluides. by d’Alembert, Condorcet & Bossut. Digitized by Google Books. Published in Paris by Jombert, 1777.

1779. Histoire des membres de l’Académie françoise morts depuis 1700 jusqu’en 1771. Tome premier. Tome deuxième. Tome quatrième.Digitized by Google Books. Published in Paris by Moutard, 1787.

1784. Encyclopédie méthodique. Mathématique. Digitized by Google Books. Tome premier. By d’Alembert, Bossut, La Lande, Condorcet &c. Published in Paris by Panckoucke, and in Liège by Plomteux, 1784.

1789.  Esprit, maximes et principe de d’Alembert. Digitized by Google Books. Published in 1789 by Briand in Paris.

1799. Oeuvres posthumes de d’Alembert. Tome premier. Tome deuxième. Digitized by Google Books. Published in Berlin, 1799.

Correspondence

Oeuvres posthumes de Frédéric II, Roi de Prusse: Tome huitième, Correspondance. Lettres du Roi de Prusse et de M. d’Alembert. Digitized by Google Books. 1789.

Posthumous works of Frederic II, King of Prussia: Vol. XI, Correspondence. Letters between Frederic II and M. d’Alembert. Translated from the French by Thomas Holcroft. Digitized by Google Books. Published in London by G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1789.

Lettre de M. d’Alembert à M. J.J. Rousseau, sur l’article Geneve tiré du septième Volume de l’Encyclopédie avec quelques autres pieces qui y font relatives. Digitized by Google Books. Published in Amsterdam by Zacharie Chatelain, 1759.

Oeuvres de Voltaire. Nouvelle édition, avec des notes et des observations critiques, par M. Palissot. Lettres choisies. Correspondance avec d’Alembert. Digitized by Google Books. Published in Paris by Stoupe and Serviere, 1792.

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