Selections from the Scottish Philosophy of Common Sense 
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Johnston introduces his selection of some representative works of the Scottish School of Common Sense by Thomas Reid, Adam Ferguson, James Beattie, and Dugald Stewart.
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Table of Contents:
SELECTIONS FROM THE SCOTTISH PHILOSOPHY OF COMMON SENSE
I.—: INTRODUCTION TO THE PHILOSOPHY OF COMMON SENSE
§ 1.: The Importance of the Subject, and the Means of Prosecuting It
§ 2.: The Impediments to our Knowledge of the Mind
II.—: ANALYSIS OF A TYPICAL SENSATION
§ 1.: The Sensation considered abstractly
§ 2.: Sensation and Remembrance, Natural Principles of Belief
§ 3.: Judgment and Belief in some Cases precede Simple Apprehension
§ 4.: Two Theories of the Nature of Belief Refuted—Conclusions from what hath been said
§ 5.: Apology for Metaphysical Absurdities—Sensation without a Sentient, a Consequence of the Theory of Ideas—Consequences of this Strange Opinion
§ 6.: The Conception and Belief of a Sentient Being or Mind is suggested by our Constitution—The Notion of Relations not always got by comparing the Related Ideas
§ 7.: There is a Quality or Virtue in Bodies, which we call their Smell—How this is connected in the Imagination with the Sensation
§ 8.: That there is a Principle in Human Nature, from which the Notion of this, as well as all other Natural Virtues or Causes, is derived
§ 9.: Whether in Sensation the Mind is Active or Passive?
III.—: KNOWLEDGE AND REALITY
§ 1.: Of Hardness
§ 2.: Of Natural Signs
§ 3.: Of Extension
§ 4.: Of the Visible Appearances of Objects
§ 5.: Of Perception in General
§ 6.: Of the Process of Nature in Perception
Appendix: Of Cause and Power
IV.—: THE OPERATIONS OF THE MIND
§ 1.: Principles taken for Granted
§ 2.: Of Hypotheses and Analogy
§ 3.: Of Perception
§ 4.: Of Sensation
§ 5.: Of Primary and Secondary Qualities
§ 6.: Of Conception
§ 7.: Of Judgment
§ 8.: Of Common Sense
§ 9.: The First Principles of Contingent Truths
§ 10.: First Principles of Necessary Truths
V.—: OF MORALS
§ 1.: Of Benevolent Affection in General
§ 2.: There are Rational Principles of Action in Man
§ 3.: Of Regard to Our Good on the Whole
§ 4.: Of the Notion of Duty, Rectitude, Moral Obligation
§ 5.: Observations concerning Conscience
§ 6.: That Moral Approbation implies a Real Judgment
OF MAN’S PROGRESSIVE NATURE
OF THE PERCEPTION OF TRUTH IN GENERAL
I.—: OF THE OBJECT OF PHILOSOPHY, AND THE METHOD OF PROSECUTING PHILOSOPHICAL INQUIRIES
II.—: OF THE ASSOCIATION OF IDEAS
III.—: OF THE POWER WHICH THE MIND HAS OVER THE TRAIN OF ITS THOUGHTS
IV.—: OF THE INFLUENCE OF ASSOCIATION ON OUR ACTIVE PRINCIPLES, AND ON OUR MORAL JUDGMENTS
V.—: OF CERTAIN LAWS OF BELIEF, INSEPARABLY CONNECTED WITH THE EXERCISE OF CONSCIOUSNESS, MEMORY, PERCEPTION, AND REASONING
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