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"It is a question of fact, whether the influence of motives be fixed by laws of nature, so that they shall always have the same effect in the same circumstances." -- Thomas Reid
Thomas Reid (7 May (26 April O.S.) 1710 — 7 October 1796), Scottish philosopher, and a contemporary of David Hume, was the founder of the Scottish School of Common Sense, and played an integral role in the Scottish Enlightenment. The early part of his life was spent in Aberdeen, Scotland, where he created the 'Wise Club' (a literary-philosophical association) and graduated from the University of Aberdeen. He was given a professorship at King's College, Aberdeen in 1752, where he wrote An Inquiry Into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense (published in 1764). Shortly afterward he was given the prestigious Professorship of Moral Philosophy at the University of Glasgow when he was called to replace Adam Smith. He resigned from this position in 1781.

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.

In his day and for some years into the 19th century, he was regarded as more important than David Hume. He advocated direct realism, or common sense realism, and argued strongly against the Theory of Ideas advocated by John Locke, Ren Descartes, and (in varying forms) nearly all Early Modern philosophers who came after them. He had a great admiration for Hume and had a mutual friend send Hume an early manuscript of his (Reid's) Inquiry. Hume responded that the "deeply philosophical" work "is wrote in a lively and entertaining matter," but that "there seems to be some defect in method," and criticized Reid for implying the presence of innate ideas.

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Total Books: 156
Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man
2015 - Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781330946145
ISBN-10: 1330946146
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences
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An Inquiry Into the Human Mind On the Principles of Common Sense
2015 - An Inquiry Into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781331044383
ISBN-10: 1331044383
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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Thomas Reid on Society and Politics
2014 - Thomas Reid on Society and Politics [The Edinburgh Edition of Thomas Reid] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780748639243
ISBN-10: 0748639241
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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Recherches sur l'entendement humain d'aprs les principes du sens commun
2012 - Recherches Sur L'entendement Humain D'aprs Les Principes Du Sens Commun [Analyse Et Philosophie - French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782711624386
ISBN-10: 2711624382
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Treatise On Clock and Watch Making Theoretical and Practical
2010 - Treatise on Clock and Watch Making Theoretical and Practical (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781144122629
ISBN-10: 1144122627
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Essays On the Powers of the Human Mind To Which Are Added an Essay On Quantity and an Analysis of Aristotle's Logic
A Manual of the Physiology of Mind Comprehending the First Principles of Physical Theology With Which Are Laid Out the Crucial Objections to the Reideian Theory
The Works of Thomas Reid With Account of His Life and Writings
2010 - The Works of Thomas Reid with Account of His Life and Writings (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143730320
ISBN-10: 1143730321
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Essays On the Powers of the Human Mind  to Which Are Added  and an Analysis of Aristotle's Logic
2010 - Essays on the Powers of the Human Mind to Which Are Added and an Analysis of Aristotle's Logic [Orig. Publ. As Essays On the Intellectual Powers of Man and Essays On the Active Powers of Man] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143433849
ISBN-10: 114343384X
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Travels in Ireland in  1822 Brief Sketches of the Moral Physical and Political State of the Country
The Works of Thomas Reid  with an Account of His Life and Writings
2010 - The Works of Thomas Reid with an Account of His Life and Writings (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142201524
ISBN-10: 114220152X
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The Works of Thomas Reid DD Now Fully Collected with Selections from His Unpublished Letters Volume 1
Euvres Compltes De Thomas Reid Chef De L'cole cossaise Volume 3
2010 - Euvres Compltes De Thomas Reid Chef De L'cole Cossaise Volume 3 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142505837
ISBN-10: 1142505839
Genre: Nonfiction
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Philosophie De Thomas Reid Sr Essais Sur Les Facults Actives De L'homme
2010 - Philosophie De Thomas Reid Sr Essais Sur Les Facults Actives De L'homme [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142521998
ISBN-10: 1142521990
Genre: Nonfiction
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Essays On the Active Powers of Man By Thomas Reid
2010 - Essays on the Active Powers of Man By Thomas Reid (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141920396
ISBN-10: 1141920395
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An Inquiry Into the Human Mind
2010 - An Inquiry Into the Human Mind (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141930463
ISBN-10: 1141930463
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The Works of Thomas Reid With Account of His Life and Writings Volume 2
2010 - The Works of Thomas Reid with Account of His Life and Writings Volume 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141953042
ISBN-10: 1141953048
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The Philosophy of Reid As Contained in the Inquiry Into the Human Mind On the Principles of Common Sense
Works Now Fully Collected With Selections From His Unpublished Letters Pref Notes and Supplementary Dissertations
2007 - Thomas Reid on Practical Ethics [Edinburgh Edition of Thomas Reid] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2006 - Mysteries of the Moonsea [Forgotten Realms Supplement] (Hardcover)
2006 - Thomas Reid Essays on the Active Powers [The Edinburgh Edition of Thomas Reid] (Hardcover)
2005 - Del Poder/ to the Power [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - The Emerald Sceptre the Scions of Arrabar [Forgotten Realms: The Scions of Arrabar] (Paperback)
2003 - Los Principios De La Accion [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - The Correspondence of Thomas Reid [Edinburgh Edition of Thomas Reid] (Hardcover)
2002 - Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man a Critical Edition [Edinborgh Edition of Thomas Reid] (Hardcover)
2002 - Thomas Reid [Edinburgh Edition of Thomas Reid] (Hardcover)
1997 - Tale of the Comet [Odyssey Camapign Expansion] (Hardcover)
1997 - Eye to Eye [Advanced Dungeons Dragons/Monstrous Arcana Accessory] (Paperback)
1996 - Eye of Pain [Advanced Dungeons & Dragons/Monstrous Arcana Accessory] (Paperback)
Eye of Doom [Advanced Dungeons & Dragons/Monstrous Arcana Accessory] (Paperback)
Forgotten Realms Baldur's Gate Handbook [Advanced Dungeons & Dragons] (Paperback)