The Resource Thomas Reid on the animate creation : papers relating to the life sciences, edited by Paul Wood

Thomas Reid on the animate creation : papers relating to the life sciences, edited by Paul Wood

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Thomas Reid on the animate creation : papers relating to the life sciences
Title
Thomas Reid on the animate creation
Title remainder
papers relating to the life sciences
Statement of responsibility
edited by Paul Wood
Title variation
On the animate creation
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Best known as a moralist and one of the founders of the Scottish Common Sense school of philosophy, Thomas Reid was also an influential scientific thinker. Here, his work on the life sciences is studied in detail, bringing together unpublished transcripts of his most important papers on natural history, physiology and materialist metaphysics
  • The volume falls into two main parts, the first of which contains a detailed introduction. This provided the first published account of Reid's reflections on the highly contraversial theories surrounding muscular motion and the reproduction of plants and animals, and relates them to the broader Enlightenment debates on these issues. It also contains the first systematic reconstruction of Reid's opposition to materialism, and views his polemics against the noted Dissenter Joseph Priestley in terms of their differing interpretations of the Newtonian legacy, their conflicting philosophical assumptions, and the cultural politics of Common Sense philosophy in the 1770s. The second part reproduces a selection of Reid's most significant papers on the life sciences, including his Glasgow Literary Society discourses on muscular motion and on Priestley's materialism, as well as other manuscripts which document the development of his scientific ideas
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1710-1796
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Reid, Thomas
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
QH45
LC item number
.R39 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 D-368
  • QH 45
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1952-
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Wood, Paul
Series statement
The Edinburgh edition of Thomas Reid
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  • Natural history
  • Physiology
  • Materialism
  • Natural History
  • Philosophy
  • Physiology
  • Sciences naturelles
  • Physiologie
  • Matérialisme
  • Materialism
  • Natural history
  • Physiology
  • Sciences naturelles
  • Matérialisme
  • Philosophie
  • Physiologie
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Thomas Reid on the animate creation : papers relating to the life sciences, edited by Paul Wood
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-270) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 274 pages
Isbn
9780271015712
Lccn
95039165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33243528
  • (OCoLC)ocm33243528
Label
Thomas Reid on the animate creation : papers relating to the life sciences, edited by Paul Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 274 pages
Isbn
9780271015712
Lccn
95039165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33243528
  • (OCoLC)ocm33243528

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