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The correspondence of Thomas Reid

Author: Thomas Reid; Paul Wood
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, 2002.
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"The Correspondence of Thomas Reid collects together all of the known letters to and from Reid in a fully annotated form. Letters already published by Sir William Hamilton and others have been re-edited, and roughly half of the letters included appear in print for the first time. Writing in 1802, Reid's disciple and biographer Dugald Stewart doubted that Reid's correspondence "would be generally interesting." This
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Correspondance
Named Person: Thomas Reid; Reid, Thomas <1710-1796> - Correspondance.; Thomas Reid; Thomas Reid; Thomas Reid; Thomas (Philosoph) Reid
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Reid; Paul Wood
ISBN: 0271022833 9780271022833
OCLC Number: 50606522
Notes: "Of the 131 letters collected here, twenty-one are addressed to Reid ... and 103 are from Reid ... Seven letters fall outside of this classification"--Introduction.
Description: xxvii, 356 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Appendix A Thomas Reid's Comments on James Gregory's 'Essay on the Difference between the Relation of Motive and Action, and that of Cause and Effect, in Physics: On Physical and Mathematical Principles' and Related Papers 241 --
Appendix B List of Lost Letters 261.
Other Titles: Correspondence
Responsibility: edited by Paul Wood.

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"The Correspondence of Thomas Reid collects together all of the known letters to and from Reid in a fully annotated form. Letters already published by Sir William Hamilton and others have been re-edited, and roughly half of the letters included appear in print for the first time. Writing in 1802, Reid's disciple and biographer Dugald Stewart doubted that Reid's correspondence "would be generally interesting." This collection proves otherwise, for the letters illuminate virutally every aspect of Reid's life and career and, in some instances, provide us with invaluable evidence about activities otherwise undocumented in his manuscripts or published works. Through his correspondence we can trace his relations with contemporaries like David Hume and his colleagues at both King's College, Aberdeen, and the University of Glasgow, as well as his engagement with the most controversial philosophical, scientific and political issues of his day.

If anything, the letters assembled here serve as the starting point for understanding Reid and his place in the Enlightenment."--BOOK JACKET.

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