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The Scottish Philosophy: Biographical Expository, Critical from Hutcheson to Hamilton (Philosophy in America)
by James McCosh
The Scottish School of Common Sense was a school of philosophy that flourished in Scotland in the late 18th, early 19th centuries. Its roots can be found in responses to the writings of such philosophers as John Locke, George Berkeley & David Hume, where its most prominent members were, among others, Th Reid & Wm Hamilton, who combined Reid's approach with the phil ...more
Unknown Binding, 1875, 481 pages
Published June 1980 by Ams Press Inc. (NYC)
(first published 1875)
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Sep 03, 2011 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: historians of philosophy
Recommended to Erik by: Bill Ellos
This was read as part of my research assistantship at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Ellos was doing work in Scottish philosophy of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and had me reading facsimiles of texts by writers covered only in specialist classes. Usually my job was to simply cull texts according to themes he was interested in as these books had no indexes. This particular book, so far as I recall, has chapters devoted to one Scottish philosopher after another, summarizing their views.