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There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words.

There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words.

And, if we have any evidence that the wisdom which formed the plan is in the man, we have the very same evidence, that the power which executed it is in him also. ---->>>

Every indication of wisdom, taken from the effect, is equally an indication of power to execute what wisdom planned. ---->>>

The rules of navigation never navigated a ship. The rules of architecture never built a house.

The rules of navigation never navigated a ship. The rules of architecture never built a house.

But when, in the first setting out, he takes it for granted without proof, that distinctions found in the structure of all languages, have no foundation in nature; this surely is too fastidious a way of treating the common sense of mankind. ---->>>

A philosopher is, no doubt, entitled to examine even those distinctions that are to be found in the structure of all languages... in that case, such a distinction may be imputed to a vulgar error, which ought to be corrected in philosophy. ---->>>

It is a question of fact, whether the influence of motives be fixed by laws of nature, so that they shall always have the same effect in the same circumstances. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Scottish
Born: April 26, 1710
Birthplace: Strachan, Scotland
Die: October 7, 1796
Occupation: Philosopher
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Thomas Reid FRSE (; 26 April 1710 – 7 October 1796) was a religiously trained Scottish philosopher, a contemporary of David Hume as well as "Hume's earliest and fiercest critic". He was the founder of the Scottish School of Common Sense and played an integral role in the Scottish Enlightenment. The early part of his life was spent in Aberdeen and he graduated from the University of Aberdeen (wikipedia)