Think Freely Media presents Common Sense with Paul Jacob

On April 26, 1710, English philosopher of “common sense” Thomas Reid was born. A highly influential figure in the Scottish Enlightenment, and well-known critic of Hume before Kant, his major works were “An Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense,” “Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man,” and “Essays on the Active Powers of the Human Mind.” The Scottish “common sense” approach (shared by Adam Ferguson and Dugald Stewart) continued into the 19th and 20th centuries in the works of William Hamilton, Herbert Spencer, C.S. Peirce, and George Santayana.

On the same day in 1889, philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein was born, and in 1938, philosopher Edmund Husserl died.

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