This book bears witness to the current reawakening of interest in Reid's philosophy. It first examines Reid's negative attack on the Way of Ideas, and finds him to be a devastating critic of his predecessors. Turning to the positive part of Reid's programme, the author then develops a fresh interpretation of Reid as an anticipator of present-day 'reliabilism'.
Throughout the book, Reid is presented as a powerful thinker with much to say to philosophers in the twenty-first century. The book will be of interest not only to Reid scholars and historians of philosophy, but also to specialists and students in contemporary epistemology.
'The author has written a clear, able and thorough treatment of Reid's epistemology' - Roger Gallie, University of Aberdeen
'Important interpretative issues are thoroughly explored, and all this is done in a friendly and readable style. A considerable achievement is before us and hopefully a further significant boost to the number of serious students of Reid.' - Roger Gallie, University of Aberdeen