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Thomas Reid and Scepticism

His Reliabilist Response

By Philip De Bary, Philip de Bary

Routledge – 2006 – 224 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

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Description

This book bears witness to the current reawakening of interest in Reid's philosophy. It first examines Reid's negative attack on the Way of Ideas, and finds him to be a devastating critic of his predecessors. Turning to the positive part of Reid's programme, the author then develops a fresh interpretation of Reid as an anticipator of present-day 'reliabilism'.

Throughout the book, Reid is presented as a powerful thinker with much to say to philosophers in the twenty-first century. The book will be of interest not only to Reid scholars and historians of philosophy, but also to specialists and students in contemporary epistemology.

Reviews

'The author has written a clear, able and thorough treatment of Reid's epistemology' - Roger Gallie, University of Aberdeen

'Important interpretative issues are thoroughly explored, and all this is done in a friendly and readable style. A considerable achievement is before us and hopefully a further significant boost to the number of serious students of Reid.' - Roger Gallie, University of Aberdeen

Name: Thomas Reid and Scepticism: His Reliabilist Response (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Philip De Bary, Philip de Bary. This book bears witness to the current reawakening of interest in Reid's philosophy. It first examines Reid's negative attack on the Way of Ideas, and finds him to be a devastating critic of his predecessors. Turning to the positive...
Categories: Philosophy, Moral Theory, History of Philosophy