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Author Shrock, Christopher A., author.

Title Thomas Reid and the problem of secondary qualities / Christopher A. Shrock.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2018.

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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Series Edinburgh studies in Scottish philosophy
Edinburgh studies in Scottish philosophy.
Note Previously issued in print: 2017.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience Specialized.
Contents Part I : Why Secondary Qualities are a Problem -- Why Direct Realism? -- General Exposition of the Problem of Secondary Qualities -- Why Direct Realism Needs Objective Secondary Qualities -- Part II : How Thomas Reid Solves the Problem -- Primary and Secondary Qualities in Reid's Theory of PercePartion -- Answering the Problem of Secondary Qualities -- Understanding Reid's Distinction -- Part III : Eight Objections with Replies -- Scientific Objections -- Philosophical Objections -- A Historical Objection.
Summary With a new reading of Thomas Reid on primary and secondary qualities, Christopher A. Shrock illuminates the Common Sense theory of perception. Shrock follow's Reid's lead in defending common sense philosophy against the problem of secondary qualities, which claims that our perceptions are only experiences in our brains, not of the world.
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Subject Reid, Thomas, 1710-1796.
Perception (Philosophy)
Knowledge, Theory of.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9781474417846
ISBN 9781474438650 (ebook)
9781474417853 (electronic bk.)
147441785X (electronic bk.)