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A Sixth Sense

Nature volume 29, page 502 | Download Citation

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MR. FAULDS, in the preceding letter, is no doubt quite correct in remarking that the distinction pointed out and insisted on (not merely hinted at) by Thomas Reid, a little more than a hundred years ago, in the Moral Philosophy Chair of the University of Glasgow, was more clearly and fully defined by his eminent successor in Edinburgh, Thomas Brown. But I cannot agree with his last sentence, implying that Thomas Brown is forgotten in Scotland. In fact, my mind was so full of Reid and Brown, from my recollections of the teachings of the Professors of Moral Philosophy and Logic in this University, that, in giving my address at Birmingham, I said Thomas Brown, meaning Thomas Reid, but feeling the names of Reid and Brown both thoroughly mixed up with all I had ever learned of this subject.

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