Thomas Upham built upon the work of John Locke through acknowledging the existing of rules he termed as “transcendent laws”. Thomas explained that it was significant to live in harmony with this laws. He built upon the work of Thomas Reid through making his acknowledged “transcendent laws” appear as common sense things. The British empiricism and Scottish realism influenced the development of the American Mental philosophers through illustrating the importance of working as a teamwork.
The American Mental philosophers established one organization because they had one common agenda between them. They saw it better to work as a team