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Thomas Reid on Mathematics and Natural Philosophy

Thomas Reid
Edited by Paul Wood

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Reconstructs Reid's career as a mathematician and natural philosopher for the first time

Thomas Reid was an intellectual polymath whose interests encompassed all aspects of Enlightenment thought. Paul Wood reconstructs for the first time Reid's career as a mathematician and natural philosopher and shows how he grappled with various aspects of the scientific legacy of Sir Isaac Newton.

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Contents

Acknowledgements

The Manuscripts and Editorial Principles

Index of Manuscripts and Published Texts

Introduction by Paul Wood

1. Thomas Reid: The Making of a Mathematician and Natural Philosopher

2. Thomas Reid: Mathematical Practitioner

3. The Foundations of Euclidean Geometry

4. Reid and Newtonian Natural Philosophy

The Manuscripts and ‘An Essay on Quantity’

Part One: Euclidean Geometry

Part Two: ‘An Essay on Quantity’

Part Three: Astronomy

Part Four: Optics

Part Five: Electricity

Part Six: Chemistry

Notes

Editorial Notes

Part One: Euclidean Geometry

Part Two: ‘An Essay on Quantity’

Part Three: Astronomy

Part Four: Optics

Part Five: Electricity

Part Six: Chemistry

Textual Notes

Part One: Euclidean Geometry

Part Two: ‘An Essay on Quantity’

Part Three: Astronomy

Part Four: Optics

Part Five: Electricity

Part Six: Chemistry

Bibliography

Index of Persons and Titles

General Index

About the Author

Paul Wood has published widely on the Scottish Enlightenment and particularly extensively on the work of Thomas Reid. He has edited two volumes in the Edinburgh Edition of Thomas Reid.

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