Stewart, Dugald; Walker, James. The Philosophy of the Active and Moral Powers of Man. Boston: Phillips, Samson, and Company, 1859. Eighth Edition. 
Brown blind-stamped cloth, corners & ends frayed, 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches, spotting/flecking to backstrip, tight. viii., 460 clean pp. Fair. Hardcover.
Written by Stewart and revised by Walker.
Dugald Stewart (1753-1828), Scottish mathematician and philosopher, a major exponent of the Scottish "common sense" school of philosophy. Educated at the University of Edinburgh, he followed his father as professor of mathematics in 1775, and was appointed professor of moral philosophy in 1785. Influenced by the works of Thomas Reid, Stewart "held that philosophy should be a scientific discipline unfettered by metaphysical speculations and categories, though he objected to some of Reid's formulations of his new science of mind. Stewarts' affinity for the scientific approach to philosophical problems is reflected in his mathematics career, and he often made analogies between the axiom of mathematics and the laws that govern human thinking." - Encyclopedia Britannica online.