An Inquiry into the Human Mind: On the Principles of Common Sense

An Inquiry into the Human Mind: On the Principles of Common Sense

Paperback The Edinburgh Edition of Thomas Reid

By (author) Thomas Reid, Edited by Derek R. Brookes, Edited by Knud Haakonssen

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  • Format: Paperback | 376 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 228mm x 32mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 15 October 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 0748613714
  • ISBN 13: 9780748613717

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Thomas Reid (1710-96) is increasingly being seen as a highly significant philosopher and a central figure in the Scottish Enlightenment. This edition of Reid's classic philosophical text in the philosophy of mind at long last gives scholars a complete critically edited text of the Inquiry. The critical text is based on the fourth life-time edition (1785). A selection of related documents showing the development of Reid's thought, textual notes, bibliographical details of previous editions, and a full introduction by the editor makes this an important contribution to the study of this increasingly respected philosopher. Key Features: *Complete, critically edited text of the Inquiry accompanied by a judicious selection of manuscript evidence relating to its composition. *Comprehensive Introduction providing an historical and philosophical account of the formation of the Inquiry. *Detailed textual notes which include bibliographical details and allusions, translations, references to secondary literature and selected passages from Reid's MSS.

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Author information

Derek R. Brookes is the editor of Thomas Reid's An Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense (Edinburgh University Press, 1997). He has a PhD in philosophy from the Australian National University. Knud Haakonssen was Professor of History at the University of Sussex and is now a member of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala. His books include The Science of a Legislator (Cambridge University Press, 1981), Natural Law and Moral Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 1996), and editions of Hume, Hutcheson, Reid and Smith. He is General Editor of the Edinburgh Edition of Thomas Reid.

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This edition will be a tremendously helpful tool for all intellectual historians in investigating the historical influence of Thomas Reid. This edition of the Inquiry is a model of careful scholarship. A crack editing job.