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Thomas Reid and the Story of Epistemology

Thomas Reid and the Story of Epistemology by Nicholas Wolterstorff
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The two great philosophical figures at the culminating point of the Enlightenment are Thomas Reid in Scotland and Immanuel Kant in Germany. Reid was by far the most influential across Europe and the United States well into the nineteenth century. Since that time his fame and influence have been eclipsed by his German contemporary. This important book by one of today's leading philosophers of knowledge and religion will do much to reestablish the significance of Reid for philosophy today. Nicholas Wolterstorff has produced the first systematic account of Reid's epistemology. Relating Reid's philosophy to present-day epistemological discussions the author demonstrates how they are at once remarkably timely, relevant, and provocative. No other book both uncovers the deep pattern of Reid's thought and relates it to contemporary philosophical debate. This book should be read by historians of philosophy as well as all philosophers concerned with epistemology and the philosophy of mind.
Cambridge University Press; January 2004
281 pages; ISBN 9780511073700
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Title: Thomas Reid and the Story of Epistemology
Author: Nicholas Wolterstorff
 
ISBNs
0511073704
9780511073700
9780521539302