The Philosophy of Thomas Reid: A Collection of Essays

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John Haldane, Stephen L. Read
Wiley, Feb 24, 2003 - Philosophy - 222 pages
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Thomas Reid was one of the greatest philosophers of the eighteenth century and a contemporary of Kant's. This volume is part of a new wave of international interest in Reid from a new generation of scholars.



The volume opens with an introduction to Reid's life and work, including biographical material previously little known. A classic essay by Reid himself - 'Of Power' - is then reproduced, in which he sets out his distinctive account of causality and agency. This is followed by ten original essays exploring different aspects of Reid's philosophy, as well as his relation to other thinkers, such as Kant, Priestley, and Moore.

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About the author (2003)

John Haldane is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs at the University of St Andrews.


Stephen Read is Reader in History and Philosophy of Logic at the University of St Andrews. He is Editorial Chairman of The Philosophical Quarterly.

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