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Thomas Reid (1710–1796)

Reid, Thomas. A Scotch professor and philosopher; born at Strachan, Kincardineshire, April 26, 1710; died on Oct. 7, 1796. He was professor of moral philosophy at Glasgow University 1764–80, thenceforward devoting himself to preparing for publication the substance of his lectures. They appeared as ‘Intellectual Powers’ (1785), and ‘Active Powers’ (1785). His other works include: ‘An Essay on Quantity’ (1748); ‘An Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common-Sense’ (1764), his most original work; ‘A Brief Account of Aristotle’s Logic’ (1774); ‘Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man’ (1785); ‘Essays on the Active Powers of Man’ (1788). He is the leading representative of the school of “common-sense.”