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Reid's Critique of Hume

Under “David Hume”, the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy begins with, “The most important philosopher ever to write in English”. His most formidable contemporary critic was the fellow Scot, Thomas Reid, the major architect of so-called Scottish Common Sense Philosophy. The most significant features of Hume’s work, as understood by Reid, are the representive theory of perception, the nature of causation and causal concepts, the nature of personal identity and the foundations of morality. Each of these topics is presented in a pair of lectures, the first summarizing Hume’s position and the second Reid’s critique of that position.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons The “representational” theory of knowledge Professor Dan Robinson, Oxford University, delivers the first part of his series examining Reid's Critique of Hume. Dan Robinson 14 May 2014
2 Creative Commons Reid and Common Sense Realism Part two of Professor Dan Robinson's examination of Reid's critique of David Hume. Dan Robinson 14 May 2014
3 Creative Commons Hume on Causation The third part of Professor Dan Robinson's series examining Reid's critique of David Hume. Dan Robinson 14 May 2014
4 Creative Commons Reid on Causation and Active Powers The fourth part of Professor Dan Robinson's series examining Reid's critique of David Hume. Dan Robinson 14 May 2014
5 Creative Commons Hume on Personal Identity The fifth part of Professor Dan Robinson's series on Reid's critique of David Hume. Dan Robinson 14 May 2014
6 Creative Commons Reid on Personal Identity The sixth part of Professor Dan Robinson's series on Reid's critique of David Hume. Dan Robinson 14 May 2014
7 Creative Commons Hume’s “Sentimentalist” Theory of Morals The seventh part of Professor Dan Robinson's series on Reid's critique of David Hume. Dan Robinson 14 May 2014
8 Creative Commons Reid on the Principles of Morals The final part of Professor Dan Robinson's series on Reid's critique of David Hume. Dan Robinson 14 May 2014