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Thomas Reid and Scepticism
His Reliabilist Response





ISBN 9780415408332
Published April 6, 2006 by Routledge
220 Pages

 
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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