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What’s the deal with Thomas Reid’s funny hat? I don’t know. Maybe you can tell me. In return, I can introduce you to his philosophy in a series of videos airing here on my Rumble account (and here next year on YouTube). I’ll do it without a funny hat–but maybe with a goofy smile or a Bugs Bunny tie I keep in the office.
And why should you care about Thomas Reid’s philosophy? Because it’s the best way to explain the foundations of science; not that there aren’t valuable contributions to that area of study from my other philosophy homeboys David Hume, Immanuel Kant, and Alvin Plantinga. (William James, too.)
And one other reason–Kierkegaard may be the captain of the philosophers, and Jean-Luc Marion may be the captain of the next generation of philosophers, but Thomas Reid is the king of Scottish common-sense philosophy.
That stuff is mostly ignored or forgotten now, but it had a big influence in earlier days of US history. Expect a new video introducing Reid’s presentation of common-sense philosophy each Monday until the series is complete.