Thomas Reid's Theory of Perception

Oxford University Press (2007)

Ryan Nichols
California State University, Fullerton
Nichols offers the first comprehensive interpretation of the eighteenth-century Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid's theory of perception - by far the most important feature of his philosophical system. Nichols's consummate knowledge of Reid's texts, lively examples, and plainspoken style make this book especially readable. It will be the definitive analysis for a long time to come
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Call number B1538.P38.N53 2007
ISBN(s) 9780199276912   0199276919
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This chapter brings together some remarks upon Reid's methodological empiricism and attempts to set him apart from these predecessors. By placing thorough limitations upon natural philosophy, he precludes us from understanding or knowing that substance dualism or materialism is true. This ... see more

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