Thomas Reid and the Story of Epistemology
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Thomas Reid and the Story of Epistemology by Nicholas P. Wolterstorff
Book DescriptionThe two great philosophical figures at the culminating point of the Enlightenment are Thomas Reid in Scotland and Immanuel Kant in Germany. Reid was by far the most influential across Europe and the United States well into the nineteenth century. Since that time his fame and influence have been eclipsed by his German contemporary. This important book by one of today's leading philosophers of knowledge and religion will do much to reestablish the significance of Reid for philosophy today. Nicholas Wolterstorff has produced the first systematic account of Reid's epistemology. Relating Reid's philosophy to present-day epistemological discussions the author demonstrates how they are at once remarkably timely, relevant, and provocative. No other book both uncovers the deep pattern of Reid's thought and relates it to contemporary philosophical debate. This book should be read by historians of philosophy as well as all philosophers concerned with epistemology and the philosophy of mind.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521539302
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nicholas P. Wolterstorff
Practices of Belief: Volume 2, Selected Essays, Hardback (February 2010)
This volume brings together Nicholas Wolterstorff's essays on epistemology written between 1983 and 2008.
Inquiring About God: Volume 1, Selected Essays, Hardback (February 2010)
This volume collects together Nicholas Wolterstorff's essays on the philosophy of religion written over the last thirty-five years.
In Defense of Kant's Religion, Paperback (October 2008)
Offers cogent grounds for taking Kant's religion seriously and defends him against the charges of incoherence. This book incorporates Christian essentials into the confines of reason, and argues that Kant establishes a rational religious faith in accord with religious conviction as it is elaborated in his mature philosophy.
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