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Aberdeen Philosophical Society

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-DB001-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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The Aberdeen Philosophical Society (1758–73) played a formative role in the genesis of Scottish common sense philosophy. Its founder members included the philosopher Thomas Reid and the theologian George Campbell. Its discussions favoured the natural and human sciences, particularly the science of the mind, and one of its central concerns was the refutation of the work of David Hume.

Citing this article:
Wood, Paul. Aberdeen Philosophical Society, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-DB001-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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