Claude Buffier and Thomas Reid

Claude Buffier and Thomas Reid

In 1780 , an anonymous author attacked Thomas Reid and charged that Reid had plagiarized Buffier's treatise on common ... [ 195 ] ; B. A. Brody's introduction to his reprint of Reid's works , [ 169 ] ; K. S. Wilkins's book on Buffier ...

Author: Louise Marcil-Lacoste

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773510036

Category: Philosophy

Page: 227

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All too often it is said that common-sense philosophers faIl to justify their appeal to common sense as a philosophical standard, and that they merely repeat one another in the glorification of philosophical trivialities. This book challenges these and other widespread assumptions about common-sense philosophers and provides a major reassessment of an influential segment of the history of ideas.
Categories: Philosophy

Common Sense and Science from Aristotle to Reid

Common Sense and Science from Aristotle to Reid

3 For the plagiarism charge See First Truths , and the Origin or Our Opinions , Explained [ . ... 8 Ibid . , Book I , 57–59 ; Marcil - Lacoste , Claude Buffier and Thomas Reid , 44 45 . 9 Buffier , Traite des Premieres Veritez , Book I ...

Author: Benjamin W. Redekop

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785275500

Category: Science

Page: 228

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Common Sense and Science from Aristotle to Reid reveals that thinkers have pondered the nature of common sense and its relationship to science and scientific thinking for a very long time. It demonstrates how a diverse array of neglected early modern thinkers turn out to have been on the right track for understanding how the mind makes sense of the world and how basic features of the human mind and cognition are related to scientific theory and practice. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources and scholarship from the history of ideas, cognitive science, and the history and philosophy of science, this book helps readers understand the fundamental historical and philosophical relationship between common sense and science.
Categories: Science

Thomas Reid and Scepticism

Thomas Reid and Scepticism

Manns, J. (1997) “Sense and Signification in Reid and Descartes: A Critique of Yolton's Reading”, Dialogue, vol. 36, no. 3: 511–26. Marcil-Lacoste, L. (1982) Claude Buffier and Thomas Reid: Two Common-Sense Philosophers, ...

Author: Philip De Bary

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134574674

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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This book bears witness to the current reawakening of interest in Reid's philosophy. It first examines Reid's negative attack on the Way of Ideas, and finds him to be a devastating critic of his predecessors. Turning to the positive part of Reid's programme, the author then develops a fresh interpretation of Reid as an anticipator of present-day 'reliabilism'. Throughout the book, Reid is presented as a powerful thinker with much to say to philosophers in the twenty-first century. The book will be of interest not only to Reid scholars and historians of philosophy, but also to specialists and students in contemporary epistemology.
Categories: Philosophy

Law and the Modern Mind

Law and the Modern Mind

27. Reid, Essays, vol. 1, 572; Barbara J. Shapiro, A Culture of Fact: England, 1550–1720 (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003); Louise Marcil-Lacoste, Claude Buffier and Thomas Reid: Two Common-Sense Philosophers (Kingston, ...

Author: Susanna L. Blumenthal

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674495531

Category: Law

Page:

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Headline-grabbing murders are not the only cases in which sanity has been disputed in the American courtroom. Susanna Blumenthal traces this litigation, revealing how ideas of human consciousness, agency, and responsibility have shaped American jurisprudence as judges struggled to reconcile Enlightenment rationality with new sciences of the mind.
Categories: Law

Thomas Reid on Practical Ethics

Thomas Reid on Practical Ethics

Marcil-Lacoste, Louise, Claude Buffier and Thomas Reid: Two CommonSense Philosophers. Kingston and Montreal, 1982. ... 18 vols. in 21 (vol. 3.ii). New York, NY, 1931–40. ——. . . Paradise Lost. A new edition, by Richard Bentley.

Author: Prof. Thomas Reid

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748630806

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

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The pervasiveness of Protestant natural law in the early modern period and its significance in the Scottish Enlightenment have long been recognised. This book reveals that Thomas Reid (1710-1796) - the great contemporary of David Hume and Adam Smith - also worked in this tradition. When Reid succeeded Adam Smith as professor of moral philosophy in Glasgow in 1764, he taught a course covering pneumatology, practical ethics, and politics. This section on practical ethics took its starting point from the system of natural law and rights published by Francis Hutcheson. Knud Haakonssen has reconstructed it here for the first time from Reid's manuscript lectures and papers, and it provides a considerable addition to our understanding not only of Reid but of the thought of the Scottish Enlightenment and of the education system of the time. The present work is a revised version of a work first published by Princeton University Press in 1990 which has long been out of print.
Categories: Philosophy

Thomas Reid s Theory of Perception

Thomas Reid s Theory of Perception

Thomas Reid. New York: Routledge. (1998). ''Reid, Hume and Common Sense,'' Reid Studies 2: 15–26. and Smith, J. C. (1985). ''Reid on Testimony and Perception,'' Canadian ... Claude Buffier and Thomas Reid: Two Common-Sense Philosophers.

Author: Ryan Nichols

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199276912

Category: Philosophy

Page: 301

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The thesis that the mind cannot directly apprehend features of the physical world - what Reid calls the Way of Ideas - is a staple of Early Modern philosophical tradition. This commitment to the direct awareness of, and only of, mental representations unifies the otherwise divergent philosophical systems of Rationalists and Empiricists. Thomas Reid battles against this thesis on many fronts, in particular over the nature of perception.Ryan Nichols lays the groundwork for Reid's theory of perception by developing Reid's unheralded argument against a representational theory of thought, which Nichols applies to his discussion of the intentionality of perceptual states and Reid's appeal to 'signs'. Reid's efforts to preserve common sense epistemic commitments also lead him to adopt unique theories about our concepts of primary and secondary qualities, and about original and acquired perceptions. About the latter pair, Nicholsargues that most perceptual beliefs depend for their justification upon inferences. The Way of Ideas holds that sensations are objects of awareness and that our senses are not robustly unified. Nichols develops Reid's counter-proposals by examining his discussion of the evolutionary purpose ofsensations, and the nature of our awareness of sensations, as well as his intriguing affirmative answer to Molyneux's questions.Nichols brings to the writing of this book a consummate knowledge of Reid's texts, published and unpublished, and a keen appreciation for Reid's responses to his predecessors. He frequently reconstructs arguments in premise/conclusion form, thereby clarifying disputes that have frustrated previous Reid scholarship. This clarification, his lively examples, and his plainspoken style make this book especially readable. Reid's theory of perception is by far the most important feature of Reid'sphilosophical system, and Nichols offers what will be, for a long time to come, the definitive analysis of this theory.
Categories: Philosophy

Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense

Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense

184–91 ; B. Silver , ' A Note on Berkeley's New Theory of Vision and Thomas Reid's Distinction between Primary and Secondary ... von Thomas Reid und David Hume ( Weinheim , 1986 ) ; L. Marcil - Lacoste , Claude Buffier and Thomas Reid .

Author: Reid Thomas Reid

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474471923

Category: PHILOSOPHY

Page: 376

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Thomas Reid (1710-96) is increasingly being seen as a highly significant philosopher and a central figure in the Scottish Enlightenment. This edition of Reid's classic philosophical text in the philosophy of mind at long last gives scholars a complete critically edited text of the Inquiry. The critical text is based on the fourth life-time edition (1785). A selection of related documents showing the development of Reid's thought, textual notes, bibliographical details of previous editions, and a full introduction by the editor makes this an important contribution to the study of this increasingly respected philosopher.Key Features:*Complete, critically edited text of the Inquiry accompanied by a judicious selection of manuscript evidence relating to its composition.*Comprehensive Introduction providing an historical and philosophical account of the formation of the Inquiry.*Detailed textual notes which include bibliographical details and allusions, translations, references to secondary literature and selected passages from Reid's MSS.
Categories: PHILOSOPHY

Tom Paine

Tom Paine

Europäische Schlässelwörter, vol. 2 (Munich, 1964); Louise Marcil-Lacoste, Claude Buffier and Thomas Reid. Two Common Sense Philosophers (Kingston and Montreal, ... 3. “To the Public,” Pennsylvania Packet, or, The General.

Author: John Keane

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9780802199539

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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"More than any other public figure of the eighteenth century, Tom Paine strikes our times like a trumpet blast from a distant world." So begins John Keane's magnificent and award-winning (the Fraunces Tavern Book Award) biography of one of democracy's greatest champions. Among friends and enemies alike, Paine earned a reputation as a notorious pamphleteer, one of the greatest political figures of his day, and the author of three bestselling books, Common Sense, The Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason. Setting his compelling narrative against a vivid social backdrop of prerevolutionary America and the French Revolution, John Keane melds together the public and the shadowy private sides of Paine's life in a remarkable piece of scholarship. This is the definitive biography of a man whose life and work profoundly shaped the modern age. "Provide[s] an engaging perspective on England, America, and France in the tumultuous years of the late eighteenth century." — Pauline Maier, The New York Times Book Review "It is hard to imagine this magnificent biography ever being superceded.... It is a stylish, splendidly erudite work." — Terry Eagleton, The Guardian
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The History of Mental Symptoms

The History of Mental Symptoms

Comptes Rendus , Séances et Memoire de la Société de Biologie , 1889 ( no volume ) : 60–3 . ... Marcil - Lacoste L. Claude Buffier and Thomas Reid : Two Common Sense Philosophers , Kingston , McGill - Queen's University Press , 1982 .

Author: G. E. Berrios

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521437369

Category: Medical

Page: 565

View: 395

An important and unique survey of the historical background to the descriptive categories of psychopathology.
Categories: Medical

Essays in Honor of John F Ohl

Essays in Honor of John F  Ohl

Reid's notion of common sense , although complex , is neatly summarized in Louise Marcil - Lacoste , Claude Buffier and Thomas Reid : Two Common - Sense Philosophers ( Kingston , Ontario : McGill - Queen's University Press ...

Author: Enrique Alberto Arias

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810115360

Category: Music

Page: 264

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The scope of John F. Ohl's musicological interests and influence is honored in this wide-ranging collection of essays. Arranged chronologically by subject, the essays cover the history of Western music from the liturgical chants of the Middle Ages to the nineteenth-century symphony and the tonal innovations of the twentieth century. The collection also includes a biography of John F. Ohl, a bibliography of Ohl's publications, and an essay on Ohl by George Frederick Handel.
Categories: Music

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy R Z

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy  R Z

RELATIVISM Marcil - Lacoste , L. , Claude Buffier and Thomas Reid : Two Common - Sense Philosophers ( Kingston and Montreal ... n.s. vol . 4 ( 1895 ) , pp . 145–58 . Stewart , Dugald , Account of the Life and Writings of Thomas Reid ...

Author: A. C. Grayling

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015003162352

Category: Philosophy, British

Page: 3606

View: 710

Categories: Philosophy, British

The Cambridge History of Eighteenth century Philosophy

The Cambridge History of Eighteenth century Philosophy

33 Thomas Reid , An Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense , ed . D. R. Brookes ( Edinburgh , 1997 ) , 11–24 . 34 For a similar interpretation of Claude Buffier , see Louise Marcil - Lacoste , Claude Buffier and ...

Author: Knud Haakonssen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521867428

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1407

View: 605

This two-volume set presents a comprehensive and up-to-date history of eighteenth-century philosophy. The subject is treated systematically by topic, not by individual thinker, school, or movement, thus enabling a much more historically nuanced picture of the period to be painted.
Categories: Philosophy

Revolution Violence and Equality

Revolution  Violence  and Equality

On this , see L. Marcil - Lacoste , Claude Buffier and Thomas Reid . Two Common - Sense Philosophers , McGill - Queen's Studies in the History of Ideas , vol . 3. 1982. See C.S. 42 . 16 This is the sense of Paine's " time hath found us ...

Author: Yeager Hudson

Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: UOM:39015021990927

Category: Social Science

Page: 459

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Comprising papers from the Fifth International Social Philosophy Conference, held in Montreal in 1989 to celebrate the French Revolution, this volume includes topics such as: coercion, fanaticism and violence; the enduring lessons of the French Revolution; and morality, liberty and equality.
Categories: Social Science

Common Sense and Legal Judgment

Common Sense and Legal Judgment

15 For commentary on Reid's philosophy of common sense, see Boulter, Rediscovery; Coates, Claims of Common Sense; Houston, Thomas Reid; Lemos, Common Sense; Marcil-Lacoste, Claude Buffier; Snir, “Experts of Common Sense”; Wolterstorff, ...

Author: Patricia Cochran

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773552326

Category: Law

Page:

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What does it mean when a judge in a court of law uses the phrase “common sense”? Is it a type of evidence or a mode of reasoning? In a world characterized by material and political inequalities, whose common sense should inform the law? Common Sense and Legal Judgment explores this rhetorically powerful phrase, arguing that common sense, when invoked in political and legal discourses without adequate reflection, poses a threat to the quality and legitimacy of legal judgment. Often operating in the service of conservatism, populism, or majoritarianism, common sense can harbour stereotypes, reproduce unjust power relations, and silence marginalized people. Nevertheless, drawing the works of theorists such as Thomas Reid, Antonio Gramsci, and Hannah Arendt into conversation with rulings by the Supreme Court of Canada, Patricia Cochran demonstrates that with careful attention, the democratic, egalitarian, and community-sustaining aspects of common sense can be brought to light. A call for critical self-reflection and the close scrutiny of power relationships and social contexts, this book is a direct response to social justice predicaments and their confounding relationships to law. Creative and interdisciplinary, Common Sense and Legal Judgment reinvigorates feminist and anti-poverty understandings of judgment, knowledge, justice, and accountability.
Categories: Law

Natural Law and Moral Philosophy

Natural Law and Moral Philosophy

Reddie , James , Inquiries Elementary and Historical in the Science of Law , London , 1840 . Reid , Thomas , ' Cura Prima . Of Common Sense , ed . David Fate Norton , in L. Marcil - Lacoste , Claude Buffier and Thomas Reid , appendix .

Author: Knud Haakonssen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521498023

Category: Philosophy

Page: 386

View: 497

Providing the most comprehensive guide to modern natural law theory available, this major contribution to the history of philosophy sets out the full background to liberal ideas of rights and contractarianism, and offers an extensive study of the Scottish Enlightenment.
Categories: Philosophy

The Judgment of Sense

The Judgment of Sense

E. Grant , A Source Book in Medieval Science , Cambridge , Mass . , 1974 , p . 66. ... Marcil - Lacoste , Claude Buffier and Thomas Reid : Two Common Sense Philosophers , Montreal , 1982. ) Buffier separated his common sense from the ...

Author: David Summers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521386314

Category: Philosophy

Page: 365

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With the rise of naturalism in the art of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance there developed an extensive and diverse literature about art which helped to explain, justify and shape its new aims. In this book, David Summers provides an investigation of the philosophical and psychological notions invoked in this new theory and criticism. From a thorough examination of the sources, he shows how the medieval language of mental discourse derived from an understanding of classical thought.
Categories: Philosophy

Studies of Pallas in the Early Nineteenth Century

Studies of Pallas in the Early Nineteenth Century

English translation in: Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society (1902), vol. 8, pg. 437-479. ... JHA 3, 136-138. ... Marcil-Lacoste, L.: 1982, Claude Buffier and Thomas Reid: Two Common-Sense Philosophers.

Author: Clifford J. Cunningham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319328485

Category: Science

Page: 477

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Based on extensive primary sources, many never previously translated into English, this is the definitive account of the discovery of Pallas as it went from being classified as a new planet to reclassification as the second of a previously unknown group of celestial objects. Cunningham, a dedicated scholar of asteroids, includes a large set of newly translated correspondence as well as the many scientific papers about Pallas in addition to sections of Schroeter's 1805 book on the subject. It was Olbers who discovered Pallas, in 1802, the second of many asteroids that would be officially identified as such. From the Gold Medal offered by the Paris Academy to solve the mystery of Pallas' gravitational perturbations to Gauss' Pallas Anagram, the asteroid remained a lingering mystery to leading thinkers of the time. Representing an intersection of science, mathematics, and philosophy, the puzzle of Pallas occupied the thoughts of an amazing panorama of intellectual giants in Europe in the early 1800s.
Categories: Science

The Philosophical Orations of Thomas Reid

The Philosophical Orations of Thomas Reid

Delivered at Graduation Ceremonies in King's College, Aberdeen, 1753, 1756, 1759, 1762 Thomas Reid D. D. Todd ... 3 , 4. Louise Marcil Lacoste's discussion of Reid's theory of common sense in her excellent book Claude Buffier and Thomas ...

Author: Thomas Reid

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015064803631

Category: Philosophy

Page: 86

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Thomas Reid, contemporary and philosophical foe of David Hume, was the chief figure in the group of philosophers constituting the Scottish school of common sense. Between 1753 and 1762, Reid delivered four "Philosophical Orations" at graduation ceremonies at King's College, Aberdeen. This is the first English translation of those Latin orations, which reveal Reid's philosophical opinions during his formative years. Reid's influence was strong in America until the middle of the 19th century. Thomas Jefferson was a convert to the commonsense philosophy of Reid and his school, and for the first dozen academic generations after the revolutionary war, American students were steeped in the thought of Reid and his associates. Thus Reid profoundly influenced American political, literary, and philosophical culture. His philosophy served as a cornerstone of American education.
Categories: Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to Common Sense Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to Common Sense Philosophy

3. The. Scottish. School. of. Common-Sense. Philosophy. Paul. Wood. introduction ... received two influential formulations: one by Claude Buffier and the other by Thomas Reid and the Scottish 'school'1 of common-sense philosophy.

Author: Rik Peels

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108476003

Category: Philosophy

Page: 370

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A comprehensive exploration of the historical development and philosophical importance of common-sense philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy