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Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Thomas Reid; Paul Wood
|Description:||xiv, 274 pages ; 25 cm.|
|Other Titles:||On the animate creation|
|Responsibility:||edited by Paul Wood.|
The volume falls into two main parts, the first of which contains a detailed introduction. This provided the first published account of Reid's reflections on the highly contraversial theories surrounding muscular motion and the reproduction of plants and animals, and relates them to the broader Enlightenment debates on these issues. It also contains the first systematic reconstruction of Reid's opposition to materialism, and views his polemics against the noted Dissenter Joseph Priestley in terms of their differing interpretations of the Newtonian legacy, their conflicting philosophical assumptions, and the cultural politics of Common Sense philosophy in the 1770s. The second part reproduces a selection of Reid's most significant papers on the life sciences, including his Glasgow Literary Society discourses on muscular motion and on Priestley's materialism, as well as other manuscripts which document the development of his scientific ideas.
- Natural history.
- Physiology -- Early works to 1800.
- Materialism -- Early works to 1800.
- Natural History -- History.
- Philosophy -- History.
- Physiology -- History.
- Sciences naturelles.
- Physiologie -- Ouvrages avant 1800.
- Matérialisme -- Ouvrages avant 1800.
- Philosophie -- Histoire.
- Materialism -- Early works to 1800
- Natural history
- Physiology -- Early works to 1800