An Inquiry into the Human Mind, on the Principles of Common Sense. The third edition, corrected.

  • Reid, Thomas
  • London: Printed for T. Cadell (successor to A. Millar) 1769
  • ESTC N3592.


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8vo, pp. xvi, 383, [1]. Contemporary patterned calf, spine gilt in compartments between raised bands, red morocco label, marbled endpapers. A little light spotting. Extremities a bit worn, some loss of surface to spine (since preserved), front joint just cracking at ends. Armorial bookplate and modern booklabel to front pastedown.


The third edition, penultimate in Reid's lifetime, of this important part of the Scottish Enlightenment, a response to Hume and a 'sustained attack on the theory of ideas propagated by Descartes, Locke, and Malebranche'; it 'ranks as one of the most rigorous applications of the Newtonian method to the science of the mind to appear in the eighteenth century' (ODNB).

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