Project Gutenberg Becomes a Research Tool
Project Gutenberg seems to be taking steps in the right direction: the newest additions in the non-fiction categories and HTML format have become useful as research tools because they display page numbers. For instance, check out Bertrand Russell’s Mysticism and Logic, released in May; follow the TOC hyperlinks to p. 180, (re-)read „On the Notion of Cause”, and report back here with an answer to Russell’s argument, pronto!
Some other philosophy titles that I could find were Descartes’ Discourse on the Method (1849 Newcombe edn.) and Hume’s Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1902 Selby-Bigee edn.). Some nice titles in the science section: Lyell’s Student’s Elements of Geology, Darwin’s Origin of Species (2nd ed.), or Wallace’s Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection. I suspect there are more out there; if you find interesting stuff I didn’t mention, please drop a comment.
Maybe they’re gonna re-format the rest of the classics as well; it doesn’t seem right to pay up to $50 for a book in the public domain just to be able to make accurate references, no matter how good the 200 pages of editor’s stuff are…