An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth
Beattie criticizes David Hume for promoting skepticism, arguing that Hume's views led to moral and religious evils. Beattie held that the mind possesses a common sense, or power for perceiving self-evident truths. Common sense is instinctive and unaltered by education, and truth is what it leads the mind to believe.
An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth was published in German translation in 1772, and influenced Immanuel Kant, helping him to understand Hume and aiding in the development of transcendental idealism.
- Kitcher 1999. p. 75.
|This article about a philosophy-related book is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|