By P. Kivy

The earlier few years have obvious 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 complete philosophical place through S. A. Grave (The Scottish Philosophy of universal Sense). sooner than either, A. D. Woozley gave us the 1st sleek reprint of Reid's Essays at the highbrow Powers of guy - in truth the 1st variation of any paintings through Reid to seem in print because the Philosophical Works used to be edited within the 19th century by way of Sir William Hamilton. yet Reid's aesthetic philosophy has now not bought its due. Woozley, in abridging the Essays, passed over the total ultimate essay, "On Taste," that's the one prolonged paintings on aesthetic conception that Reid ever released. Raphael, being essentially in Reid's ethical concept, comprehend­ ably, taken care of aesthetics purely because it used to be regarding morality. And Grave, even supposing he did current a brief and extremely cogent resume of Reid's aes­ thetic place, evidently chanced on himself interested in different parts of Reid's philosophy. There are, in fact, a few money owed of Reid's aes­ thetic thought to be present in a few of the stories of eighteenth-century British aesthetics and feedback. None, in spite of the fact that, looks to me to do any type of justice to the philosophical questions which Reid treats in his aesthetics and philosophy of art.

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