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Description - Thomas Reid on the Animate Creation by Thomas Reid

Thomas Reid (1710-1796) is best known as a moralist and as one of the founders of the Scottish Common Sense school of philosophy. He was also an influential scientific writer. This book is a study of Reid's most important papers on natural history, physiology and materialism. It surveys the extent of his scientific writings, illustrating the inter-relations between his scientific and philosophical thought, and redefines Reid's place within the Scottish Enlightenment. In a wider context, the book also raises questions about the role of science in the enlightened culture of 18th-century Scotland.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748604593
ISBN-10: 0748604596
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 30mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 20-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Thomas Reid

Paul Wood is a veteran of scholarship on the Scottish Enlightenment and has published particularly extensively on Reid. He has edited two volumes of (mainly) manuscripts in the Edinburgh Edition of Thomas Reid.