The ten-volume ‘Edinburgh Edition of Thomas Reid’ had a difficult start, arising on the ruins of an attempt to start a comprehensive collection with Princeton University Press, of which only one volume appeared, namely, my edition of Reid, Practical Ethics (1990). This was subsequently revised to become volume 6 of the Edinburgh Edition, which I designed and became the General Editor of at the invitation of Edinburgh University Press. The series was inaugurated by Paul Wood’s edition of Reid’s papers on the life sciences: The Animate Creation (1995). The Edinburgh Edition provides critically established texts of all the works published by Reid plus very extensive selections of his manuscript papers and lectures and all known correspondence. Reid’s published works are issued with scholarly annotations but avoid interpretative commentary. The volumes of manuscript material are editorial constructions (typically of a course of lectures) and demand extensive scholarly commentary. The most recent title is volume 8, Reid on Society and Politics (2016), which was co-edited by Paul Wood and me. The two remaining volumes follow in 2017 and 2018.

My work on the Reid edition has been supported by the Leverhulme Trust.