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Thomas Reid on Mind, Knowledge, and Value

Rebecca Copenhaver and Todd Buras


The chapters in this volume tell part of the story about Reid’s significance in his time and ours. They represent three broad themes in Reid’s philosophy: mind, knowledge, and value. The chapters present Reid’s philosophy of developing agents in a rich world of objects and values—agents with intellectual and active powers whose regularity is productive. Though such agents are equipped at first with rudimentary abilities, those abilities are responsive. Our powers consist in a fundamental and ongoing engagement with the world—a world that calls on us to be flexible, sensitive, astute, and, ulti ... More

Keywords: Thomas Reid, mind, knowledge, value, perception, imagination, aesthetics, epistemology, moral philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198733676
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733676.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Copenhaver, editor
Lewis & Clark College

Todd Buras, editor
Baylor University