Mersenne's Publications


  1. L'usage de la raison (Paris 1623).
  2. L'analyse de la vie spirituelle (Paris 1623) (still undiscovered).
  3. Quaestiones celeberrimae in Genesim (Paris 1623) -- defended orthodox theology against deists and atheists.
  4. Observationes ... (Paris 1623) -
    Suite manuscrite des Quaestiones in Genesim -- second half of Quaestiones in Genesim that stopped after Chapter 6.
    Commentaire manuscript sur l'Evangile.
  5. L'impiété des Déistes (Paris 1624)
  6. De Gaferello judicium (Paris 1625).
  7. La vérité des Sciences (Paris 1625) -- an account against Science Sceptics.
  8. Synopsis mathematica (Paris 1626).
  9. Traité de l'Harmonie Universelle (Paris 1627) -- a work on music, acoustics and instruments which he continued to improve throughout his life.
    Esquisse manuscrite d'un Traité de Son -- an outline of Traité du Son.
  10. Petri Gassendi theology epistolica exercitatio (Paris 1630).
  11. Questions inouyes (Paris 1634).
  12. Questions Harmoniques (Paris 1634) -- includes many remarkable findings in Physics, Ethics and other Sciences.
  13. Les questions theologiques (Paris 1634) -- physics, ethics and mathematics.
  14. Les mechaniques de Galilée (Paris 1634) (a translation into French of Galileo's Dialogo).
  15. Les préludes de l'Harmonie Universelle (Paris 1634) -- useful questions for astrologers, theologians, doctors, philosophers and preachers.
  16. Harmonicorum libri (Paris, 1635).
  17. Harmonie universelle (Paris 1636) -- the theory and practice of music including the nature of sound, movement, key, voice, mood and harmonic instruments.
  18. Les nouvelles pensées de Galilée (Paris 1639) -- a work on natural and violent movement and the more subtle ideas of mechanics and physics (a translation into French of Galileo's Discorsi).
  19. Lettre à Naudé sur l'aimant (Paris 1639).
  20. Universe Geometiae synopsis (Paris 1644).
  21. Cogitata Physico-Mathematica (Paris 1644).
  22. Novarum observationum physicomathematicorum (Paris 1647).
  23. Liber Novus Praelusorius (Paris 1648).
  24. Harmonicorum libri XII (Paris 1648).
  25. L'optique et la catoptrique (Paris 1651).
  26. Brouillon d'un ouvrage inachevé sur l'optique.


JOC/EFR August 2005

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