Thomas Reid


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The Reverend Thomas Reid (7 May 1710 – 7 October 1796), a religiously trained Scottish philosopher and a contemporary of David Hume, was the founder of the Scottish School of Common Sense and played an integral role in the Scottish Enlightenment. The early part of his life was spent in Aberdeen, Scotland, where he created the 'Wise Club' (a literary-philosophical association) and graduated from ... more »

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  • ''There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words.''
    Thomas Reid (1710-1769), Scottish philosopher. "Explication of Words," essay 1, Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man (1785).
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