On the Improvement of the Understanding

Note on the Text

This text is that of the translation of the Tractatus de Intellectus Emendatione by R. H. M. Elwes, as printed by Dover Publications (NY: 1955) in the same volume as the Ethics and correspondence. This is, they assure us, ``an unabridged and unaltered republication of the Bohn Library edition originally published by George Bell and Sons in 1883.'' As it is more than a century old, it is incontestably in the public domain.