By P. Kivy
The previous few years have noticeable a revival of curiosity in Thomas Reid's philosophy. His ethical concept has been studied by means of D. D. Raphael (The conscience) and his whole philosophical place through S. A. Grave (The Scottish Philosophy of universal Sense). ahead of either, A. D. Woozley gave us the 1st glossy reprint of Reid's Essays at the highbrow Powers of guy - in reality the 1st variation of any paintings through Reid to seem in print because the Philosophical Works was once edited within the 19th century by way of Sir William Hamilton. yet Reid's aesthetic philosophy has no longer obtained its due. Woozley, in abridging the Essays, passed over the entire ultimate essay, "On Taste," that is the one prolonged paintings on aesthetic idea that Reid ever released. Raphael, being essentially in Reid's ethical concept, comprehend ably, taken care of aesthetics in basic terms because it was once concerning morality. And Grave, even supposing he did current a quick and extremely cogent resume of Reid's aes thetic place, evidently came upon himself interested in different components of Reid's philosophy. There are, in fact, a few money owed of Reid's aes thetic conception to be present in some of the reviews of eighteenth-century British aesthetics and feedback. None, even if, looks to me to do any type of justice to the philosophical questions which Reid treats in his aesthetics and philosophy of artwork.