Reidas previously published writings are substantial, both in quantity and quality. This edition attempts to make these writings more readily available in a single volume. Based upon Hamiltonas definitive two volume 6th edition, this edition is suitable for both students and scholars. Beanblossom and Lehrer have included a wide range of topics addressed by Reid. These topics include Reidas views on the role of common sense, scepticism, the theory of ideas, perception, memory and identity, as well as his views on moral liberty, duties, and principles. Historical as well as topical considerations guided the selection process. Thus, Reidas responses to Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume are included. Through the resulting selections Reidas influence and impact upon subsequent philosophers is manifested.But that definitions may not be sought where no definition can be given, nor logical definitions be attempted where the ... A definition is nothing else but an explication of the meaning of a word, by words whose meaning is already known.
|Title||:||Thomas Reid's Inquiry and Essays|
|Author||:||Thomas Reid, Ronald E. Beanblossom, Keith Lehrer|
|Publisher||:||Hackett Publishing - 1983-01-01|