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Common Sense in the Scottish Enlightenment

C. B. Bow


This book explores the philosophical and historical significance of common sense philosophy in the Scottish Enlightenment. As one of eighteenth-century Scotland’s most original intellectual products, the Scottish ‘school’ of common sense philosophy developed as a viable alternative to modern philosophical scepticism known as the ‘Ideal Theory’ or ‘the way of ideas’. The philosophical writings of Thomas Reid and David Hume factor prominently in the volume as influential authors of competing ideas in the history and philosophy of common sense. In the chapters of this volume, which all embody ori ... More

Keywords: Scottish philosophical tradition, Scottish Enlightenment, common sense, Scottish school of common sense philosophy, Scottish philosophy, Ideal Theory, Scottish empiricism, science of the mind, Thomas Reid, David Hume

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198783909
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198783909.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. B. Bow, editor
Assistant Professor of Intellectual History, Yonsei University, South Korea