Edinburgh: John Bell and G. G. J. & J. Robinson, 1788. First Edition. Quarto, vii, 493 pages; VG; bound in 19th century full green calf, paneled spine with gilt lettering and tooling, gilt and blind tooling to boards; minor rubbing and wear to boards; matching marbled text block and endpapers; occasional pencil markings, always a single line marking a paragraph; small bookplate to front pastedown; binder's sticker for Hering, 9 Newman Street; name in ink on title page; wide margins; lacking Publisher's Advertisements in rear; WB consignment; shelved case 3.
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In Active Powers Reid explores Common Sense as the basis of all philosophical inquiry. The work contains a set of essays on active power, the will, principles of action, the liberty of moral agents, and morals. This key work of the Scottish Enlightenment made important contributions to the basis of philosophical inquiry.