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Arendt, Hannah. Lectures on Kant's Political Philosophy, edited by Ronald Beiner. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.

Beattie, James. An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth: In Opposition to Sophistry and Skepticism. 1770. Reprint, Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 1999.

Broadie, Alexander, ed. The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Campbell, George. The Philosophy of Rhetoric. 1776. Reprint, edited by Lloyd F. Bitzer. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1988.

Garve, Christian. Einige Betrachtungen über die allgemeinsten Grundsätze der Sittenlehre. Wroclaw, Poland: W. G. Korn, 1798.

Kant, Immanuel. Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics. 1783. Rev. ed., translated and edited by Gary Hatfield. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Oz-Salzberger, Fania. Translating the Enlightenment: Scottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Germany. Oxford: Clarendon, 1995.

Priestley, Joseph. An Examination of Dr. Reid's Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense, Dr. Beattie's Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, and Dr. Oswald's Appeal to Common Sense in Behalf of Religion. London: J. Johnson, 1774.

Reid, Thomas. An Inquiry into the Human Mind: On the Principles of Common Sense, edited by Derek Brookes. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997. Authoritative, new critical edition.

Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of. "Sensus Communis, an Essay on the Freedom of Wit and Humour in a Letter to a Friend." 1710. Reprinted in Shaftesbury, Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times, edited by Lawrence E. Klein. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Yaffe, Gideon. Manifest Activity: Thomas Reid's Theory of Action. Oxford: Clarendon, 2004.

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