(1710-1796). Reid was the
founder of the Common Sense school of Scottish philosophy, which set out
to refute the varieties of philosophical scepticism defended by Hume and
Berkeley, by proposing a view in which knowledge is based on human intuitions or
common sense. Reid was
Professor at Glasgow University from 1764-1780.
His most important works were his
Enquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense (1764),
Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man (1785), and Essays
on the Active Powers of Man (1788).
by: Thomas Dixon
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