Thomas Reid

1710 - 1796

Thomas Reid

Thomas Reid (; 7 May (O.S. 26 April) 1710 – 7 October 1796) was a religiously trained Scottish philosopher. He was the founder of the Scottish School of Common Sense and played an integral role in the Scottish Enlightenment. In 1783 he was a joint founder of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Reid has received more than 249,120 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 429th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Thomas Reid ranks 427 out of 1,005Before him are John of Salisbury, Valentinus, Charvaka, Paul Natorp, Michel Serres, and Pavel Florensky. After him are Cleobulus, Étienne Gilson, George Pachymeres, Damascius, Maine de Biran, and Francisco Ferrer.

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Among people born in 1710, Thomas Reid ranks 6Before him are Louis XV of France, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, and Muhammad bin Saud. After him are Domenico Alberti, Thomas Simpson, Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, William Cullen, András Hadik, and Thomas Arne. Among people deceased in 1796, Thomas Reid ranks 6Before him are Catherine the Great, Robert Burns, James Macpherson, Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia. After him are Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt, Johann Daniel Titius, Franz Anton Maulbertsch, Adolph Freiherr Knigge, Charles of Saxony, Duke of Courland, and Pyotr Rumyantsev.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Reid ranks 820 out of 5,347Before him are E. E. Evans-Pritchard (1902), Ian Paice (1948), David Coverdale (1951), H. H. Asquith (1852), Tony Richardson (1928), and Joseph Swan (1828). After him are Tom Hardy (1977), Thomas Mun (1571), Richard Hamilton (1922), Chris Norman (1950), Alan Parsons (1948), and James Stirling (1926).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Thomas Reid ranks 25Before him are G. E. Moore (1873), J. L. Austin (1911), E. H. Carr (1892), H. L. A. Hart (1907), Paul Grice (1913), and John of Salisbury (1110). After him are Francis Hutcheson (1694), Alasdair MacIntyre (1929), A. J. Ayer (1910), Alan Watts (1915), Robert Fludd (1574), and Adam Ferguson (1723).