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Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid died - On this day in Scottish history

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Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid died on 7 October 1796 at the age of 86. Reid was a key member of the Scottish Enlightenment and a founder of the Scottish School of Common Sense, which argued that the feelings and actions of humans were governed by basic principles of common sense.

Among Reid's works were An Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense (1764) - written whilst he was a professor at King's College, Aberdeen, and Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man (1785).

 

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