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Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid was born - On this day in history

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Philosopher Thomas Reid, founder of the Scottish School of Common Sense was born on 26 April 1710 in Strachan.

Reverend Reid spent much of his early life in Aberdeen and it was here that he founded the 'Wise Club', a literary-philosophical association. His most famous work is An Inquiry Into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense, published in 1764.

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Further reading

Thomas Reid: The Arguments of the Philosophers by Keith Lehrer

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