Hume had argued that there’s no rational foundation for believing there are physical objects.
Kant had tried to answer Hume’s skepticism by constructing an elaborate metaphysical system.
Thomas Reid, a contemporary of Hume and fellow Scot, tried to answer Hume by appealing to Common Sense.
Reid argued that it’s rational to believe the common-sense worldview of physical objects on the grounds that, being part of human nature, human beings can’t believe otherwise.
From An Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense, 1764, Chapter V: Of Touch, Section VII: Of the existence of a material world:
“All reasoning must be from first principles; and for first principles no other reason can be given but this, that, by the constitution of our nature, we are under a necessity of assenting to them.”
Principle 5. That those things do really exist which we distinctly perceive by our senses, and are what we perceive them to be.
“Methinks, therefore, it were better to make a virtue of necessity; and, since we cannot get rid of the vulgar notion and belief of an external world, to reconcile our reason to it as well as we can; for, if Reason should stomach and fret ever so much at this yoke, she cannot throw it off; if she will not be the servant of Common Sense, she must be her slave.”