Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2019

192 Pages | 2 b/w illus. 2 b/w tables

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474452779

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Thomas Reid and the Problem of Secondary Qualities

Christopher A. Shrock

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Scottish Philosophy

  • Defends Reid's Common Sense philosophy against the claim that perception does not allow us to experience the physical world
  • Gives a new and convincing interpretation of Reid on primary and secondary qualities
  • Formalises the problem of secondary qualities, the most important objection facing direct realism today
  • Engages with a historically wide range of thinkers, from early moderns to the present
  • Proposes an innovative philosophy of colour, where colours are objective, visible properties of mind-external entities