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Thomas Brown: Selected Philosophical Writings

Thomas Dixon

Published October 1st 2012
ISBN : 9781845404345
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228 pages
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Thomas Brown (1778-1820), Professor of Moral Philosophy in Edinburgh, was among the most prominent and widely read British philosophers of the first half of the nineteenth century. An influential interpreter of both Hume and Reid, Brown provided aMoreThomas Brown (1778-1820), Professor of Moral Philosophy in Edinburgh, was among the most prominent and widely read British philosophers of the first half of the nineteenth century. An influential interpreter of both Hume and Reid, Brown provided a bridge between the Scottish school of Common Sense and the later positivism of John Stuart Mill and others. The selections in this volume illustrate Browns original ideas about mental science, cause and effect, emotions and ethics. They are preceded by an introduction situating Browns career and writings in their intellectual and historical context.