"Some of the most precious documents we possess about the Modern
philosophers such as Descartes and Leibniz are the letters they wrote.
To all and sundry. People who were asking them about their philosophy.
Students they took on... And... I had this idea that if at some future
date someone was going to collect my works, I wouldn't be embarrassed
to see the letter, amongst those works..." Pathways
to Philosophy: Seven Years On