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ESSAYS ON THE INTELLECTUAL POWERS OF MAN. by  Thomas (1710-1796) Reid - Hardcover - Sixth Edition - 1855 - from Flamingo Books and


by Reid, Thomas (1710-1796)

Condition: Fair

Phillips, Sampson, and Company, Boston; J. C. Derby, New York: 1855.. Hardcover. B004KN3GIQ 1855 sixth edition, Phillips, Sampson and Co. (Boston, Massachusetts), 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches tall brown embossed cloth hardcover, no dust jacket, gilt lettering to spine, xv, 492 pp. plus publisher's ads. Moderate to heavy soiling, rubbing and edgewear to covers, with chipping and cracking along spine and bumping to tips (but the binding is quite firm). Mild to moderate light dampstains to front and rear preliminaries, including title page and part of preface at front of the volume. A few instances of pencil marginalia, easily erased, to the first few pages. Nineteenth century bookplate for a Rev. John Tinling to page opposite title page. Ink notations to top of title page. Otherwise, an excellent reading/reference copy of this uncommon title. ~QQQ~ [2.0P] Thomas Reid (1710-1796) was a religiously trained Scottish philosopher, a contemporary of David Hume as well as 'Hume's earliest and fiercest critic.' He was the founder of the Scottish School of Common Sense and played an integral role in the Scottish Enlightenment. In 1783 he was a joint founder of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Reid believed that common sense (in a special philosophical sense of sensus communis) is, or at least should be, at the foundation of all philosophical inquiry. He disagreed with Hume, who asserted that we can never know what an external world consists of as our knowledge is limited to the ideas in the mind, and George Berkeley, who asserted that the external world is merely ideas in the mind. By contrast, Reid claimed that the foundations upon which our sensus communis are built justify our belief that there is an external world. . Fair. 1855. Sixth Edition.



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