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Thomas Reid : ethics, aesthetics, and the anatomy of the self

Author: Roger D Gallie
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1998.
Series: Philosophical studies series, v. 78.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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I: BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF REID Thomas Reid (1710-96) was born at Strachan in Kincardineshire, Scotland, not far from Aberdeen. Reid entered Marischal College, Aberdeen, at the age of twelve after the  Read more...

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Named Person: Thomas Reid; Thomas Reid; Thomas Reid
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger D Gallie
ISBN: 0792352416 9780792352419
OCLC Number: 39625213
Description: xiv, 198 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Perception, Sensation and First Principles --
the Ingredients of a Sense --
The place of sensation in perception --
Notions of primary qualities versus notions of secondary qualities --
Is there room for sensation in the case of vision? --
Causal accounts of perception --
The doctrine of a sense and first principles --
Sensations and moral feelings --
The Varieties of Causation --
Active power, speculative power and physical causation --
The circumstances in which genuine power can be exercised --
Physical causes versus proper causes --
Establishing physical and agent causes --
Establishing final causes --
Establishing that someone has seen something --
Action, Motivation and Moral Psychology --
Is agency possible? --
Further difficulties for the possibility of agency --
An alternative to agency? --
The strength of motives: animal motives, instincts and habits --
The affections: their strength and prevalence --
Rational principles of action: their strength and weakness --
The variety of explanatory principles and folk psychology --
Language, Conception and Representation --
The moderate thesis about conception --
The conception of individuals --
The conception of entia rationis --
Having conceptions of attributes --
The moderate thesis and Fodor's RTM --
Interpretations of signs and innate possession of conceptions --
Innate sources of conceptions and innate conceptions --
More on innate sources of conceptions --
The explanatory power of computational models of mental acts --
The Nature of Persons --
Some problems on the nature of persons.
Series Title: Philosophical studies series, v. 78.
Responsibility: Roger D. Gallie.
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