By P. Kivy

The earlier few years have noticeable a revival of curiosity in Thomas Reid's philosophy. His ethical conception has been studied by way of D. D. Raphael (The judgment of right and wrong) and his complete philosophical place by way of S. A. Grave (The Scottish Philosophy of universal Sense). ahead of either, A. D. Woozley gave us the 1st smooth reprint of Reid's Essays at the highbrow Powers of guy - in reality the 1st version of any paintings by means of Reid to seem in print because the Philosophical Works was once edited within the 19th century through Sir William Hamilton. yet Reid's aesthetic philosophy has no longer obtained its due. Woozley, in abridging the Essays, passed over the complete ultimate essay, "On Taste," that's the one prolonged paintings on aesthetic thought that Reid ever released. Raphael, being basically in Reid's ethical idea, comprehend­ ably, taken care of aesthetics in basic terms because it used to be regarding morality. And Grave, even supposing he did current a brief and extremely cogent resume of Reid's aes­ thetic place, evidently came across himself interested in different parts of Reid's philosophy. There are, in fact, a few debts of Reid's aes­ thetic concept to be present in many of the stories of eighteenth-century British aesthetics and feedback. None, notwithstanding, appears to be like to me to do any type of justice to the philosophical questions which Reid treats in his aesthetics and philosophy of art.

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