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  1. Dialectics: A Controversy-Oriented Approach to the Theory of Knowledge.Nicholas Rescher - 1977 - State University of New York Press.
    tational background of dialectic: the structure of formal disputation. Formal disputation Perhaps the clearest, and surely historically the most prominent, ...
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    Many-Valued Logic.Nicholas Rescher - 1969 - New York: Mcgraw-Hill.
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    Process Metaphysics: An Introduction to Process Philosophy.Nicholas Rescher - 1996 - State University of New York Press.
    Presents a synoptic, compact, and accessible exposition of this influential and interesting sector of twentieth-century American philosophy.
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  4. The Coherence Theory of Truth.Nicholas Rescher - 1973 - Oxford, England: Oxford, Clarendon Press.
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    Plausible Reasoning: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Plausibilistic Inference.Nicholas Rescher - 1976 - Assen and Amsterdam: Van Gorcum.
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    Rationality: A Philosophical Inquiry Into the Nature and the Rationale of Reason.Nicholas Rescher - 1988 - Oxford University Press.
    Contending that only a normative theory of rationality can be adequate to the complexities of the subject, this book explains and defends the view that rationality consists of the intelligent pursuit of appropriate objectives. Rescher considers the mechanics, rationale, and rewards of reason, and argues that social scientists who want to present a theory of rationality while avoiding the vexing complexities of normative deliberations must amend their perspective of the rational enterprise.
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  7. Essays in Honor of Carl G. Hempel.Carl G. Hempel, Donald Davidson & Nicholas Rescher (eds.) - 1969 - Dordrecht: D. Reidel.
    Reminiscences of Peter, by P. Oppenheim.--Natural kinds, by W. V. Quine.--Inductive independence and the paradoxes of confirmation, by J. Hintikka.--Partial entailment as a basis for inductive logic, by W. C. Salmon.--Are there non-deductive logics?, by W. Sellars.--Statistical explanation vs. statistical inference, by R. C. Jeffre--Newcomb's problem and two principles of choice, by R. Nozick.--The meaning of time, by A. Grünbaum.--Lawfulness as mind-dependent, by N. Rescher.--Events and their descriptions: some considerations, by J. Kim.--The individuation of events, by D. Davidson.--On properties, by (...)
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  8. Pluralism: Against the Demand for Consensus.Nicholas Rescher - 1993 - Oxford University Press.
    Nicholas Rescher presents a critical reaction against two currently influential tendencies of thought. On the one hand, he rejects the facile relativism that pervades contemporary social and academic life. On the other hand, he opposes the rationalism inherent in neo-contractarian theory--both in the idealized communicative-contract version promoted in continental European political philosophy by J;urgen Habermas, and in the idealized social contract version of the theory of political justice promoted in the Anglo-American context by John Rawls. Against such tendencies, Rescher's pluralist (...)
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    Presumption and the Practices of Tentative Cognition.Nicholas Rescher - 2006 - Cambridge University Press.
    Presumption is a remarkably versatile and pervasively useful resource. Firmly grounded in the law of evidence from its origins in classical antiquity, it made its way in the days of medieval scholasticism into the theory and practice of disputation and debate. Subsequently, it extended its reach to play an increasingly significant role in the philosophical theory of knowledge. It has thus come to represent a region where lawyers, debaters, and philosophers can all find some common around. In Presumption and the (...)
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    Luck: The Brilliant Randomness of Everyday Life.Nicholas Rescher - 1995 - Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
    An esteemed American philosopher reflects on the nature of luck and its historical role in war, business, lotteries, and romance, and delineates the differences ...
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  11. Dialectics: A Controversy-Oriented Approach to the Theory of Knowledge.Nicholas Rescher - 1977 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 12 (4):271-273.
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    The Strife of Systems: An Essay on the Grounds and Implications of Philosophical Diversity.Nicholas Rescher - 1985 - University of Pittsburgh Press.
    The disagreement of philosophers is notorious. In this book, Rescher develops a theory that accounts for this conflict and shows how the basis for philosophical disagreement roots in divergent 'cognitive values'-values regarding matters such as importance, centrality, and priority. In light of this analysis, Rescher maintains that, despite this inevitable discord, a skeptical or indifferentist reaction to traditional philosophy is not warranted, seeing that genuine value-conflicts are at issue. He argues that philosophy is an important and worthwhile enterprise, notwithstanding its (...)
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    Ethical Idealism.Nicholas Rescher - 2020 - University of California Press.
    This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1987.
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    Scientific Explanation.Nicholas Rescher - 1970 - New York: Free Press.
  15. Process Metaphysics. An Introduction to Process Philosophy.Nicholas Rescher - 1996 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 32 (4):689-697.
     
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    Temporal Logic.Nicholas Rescher - 1971 - New York: Springer Verlag.
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    Hypothetical Reasoning.Nicholas Rescher - 1964 - Amsterdam: North-Holland Pub. Co..
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  18. On Inferences From Inconsistent Premises.Nicholas Rescher & Ruth Manor - 1970 - Theory and Decision 1 (2):179-217, 1970-1971.
    The main object of this paper is to provide the logical machinery needed for a viable basis for talking of the ‘consequences’, the ‘content’, or of ‘equivalences’ between inconsistent sets of premisses.With reference to its maximal consistent subsets (m.c.s.), two kinds of ‘consequences’ of a propositional set S are defined. A proposition P is a weak consequence (W-consequence) of S if it is a logical consequence of at least one m.c.s. of S, and P is an inevitable consequence (I-consequence) of (...)
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    Methodological Pragmatism: A Systems-Theoretic Approach to the Theory of Knowledge.Nicholas Rescher - 1977 - Blackwell.
  20. Process Philosophy: A Survey of Basic Issues.Nicholas Rescher - 2000 - University of Pittsburgh Press.
    _Process Philosophy_ surveys the basic issues and controversies surrounding the philosophical approach known as “process philosophy.” Process philosophy views temporality, activity, and change as the cardinal factors for our understanding of the real—process has priority over product, both ontologically and epistemically. Rescher examines the movement’s historical origins, reflecting a major line of thought in the work of such philosophers as Heracleitus, Leibniz, Bergson, Peirce, William James, and especially A. N. Whitehead. Reacting against the tendency to associate process philosophy too closely (...)
     
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    Introduction to Logic.Nicholas Rescher - 1964 - New York: St. Martin's Press.
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    Leibniz: An Introduction to His Philosophy.Nicholas Rescher - 1979 - University Press of America.
  23. Many-Valued Logic.Nicholas Rescher - 1970 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 21 (4):405-406.
     
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  24. The Philosophy of Leibniz.Nicholas Rescher - 1967 - Prentice-Hall.
  25. Philosophical Dialectics: An Essay on Metaphilosophy.Nicholas Rescher - 2006 - State University of New York Press.
    A study in philosophical methodology aimed at providing a clear view of the scope and limits of philosophical inquiry.
     
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    Axioms for the Part Relation.Nicholas Rescher - 1955 - Philosophical Studies 6 (1):8-11.
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  27. Realistic Pragmatism: An Introduction to Pragmatic Philosophy.Nicholas Rescher - 1999 - State University of New York Press.
    Recovers classical pragmatism from recent deconstructive interpretations.
     
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    Scientific Realism a Critical Reappraisal.Nicholas Rescher - 1987 - Springer Verlag.
    The increasingly lively controversy over scientific realism has become one of the principal themes of recent philosophy. 1 In watching this controversy unfold in the rather technical way currently in vogue, it has seemed to me that it would be useful to view these contemporary disputes against the background of such older epistemological issues as fallibilism, scepticism, relativism, and the traditional realism/idealism debate. This, then, is the object of the present book, which will recon sider the newer concerns about scientific (...)
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  29. Temporal Logic.Nicholas Rescher & Alasdair Urquhart - 1975 - Philosophy of Science 42 (1):100-103.
     
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    Philosophical Purpose and Purposive Philosophy: An Interview with Nicholas Rescher.Nicholas Rescher & Jamie Morgan - 2019 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (1):58-77.
    Volume 19, Issue 1, February 2020, Page 58-77.
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    Mario Bunge: A Centenary Festschrift.Mario Augusto Bunge, Michael R. Matthews, Guillermo M. Denegri, Eduardo L. Ortiz, Heinz W. Droste, Alberto Cordero, Pierre Deleporte, María Manzano, Manuel Crescencio Moreno, Dominique Raynaud, Íñigo Ongay de Felipe, Nicholas Rescher, Richard T. W. Arthur, Rögnvaldur D. Ingthorsson, Evandro Agazzi, Ingvar Johansson, Joseph Agassi, Nimrod Bar-Am, Alberto Cupani, Gustavo E. Romero, Andrés Rivadulla, Art Hobson, Olival Freire Junior, Peter Slezak, Ignacio Morgado-Bernal, Marta Crivos, Leonardo Ivarola, Andreas Pickel, Russell Blackford, Michael Kary, A. Z. Obiedat, Carolina I. García Curilaf, Rafael González del Solar, Luis Marone, Javier Lopez de Casenave, Francisco Yannarella, Mauro A. E. Chaparro, José Geiser Villavicencio- Pulido, Martín Orensanz, Jean-Pierre Marquis, Reinhard Kahle, Ibrahim A. Halloun, José María Gil, Omar Ahmad, Byron Kaldis, Marc Silberstein, Carolina I. García Curilaf, Rafael González del Solar, Javier Lopez de Casenave, Íñigo Ongay de Felipe & Villavicencio-Pulid (eds.) - 2019 - Springer Verlag.
    This volume has 41 chapters written to honor the 100th birthday of Mario Bunge. It celebrates the work of this influential Argentine/Canadian physicist and philosopher. Contributions show the value of Bunge’s science-informed philosophy and his systematic approach to philosophical problems. The chapters explore the exceptionally wide spectrum of Bunge’s contributions to: metaphysics, methodology and philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of physics, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of social science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of technology, moral philosophy, social and political (...)
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  32. Philosophical Reasoning: A Study in the Methodology of Philosophizing.Nicholas Rescher - 2001 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    This book is a study in the methodology of philosophical inquiry. It expounds and defends the thesis that systematization is the proper instrument of philosophical inquiry and that the effective pursuit of philosophy's mission calls for constructing a doctrinal system that answers our questions in a coherent and comprehensive manner.
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    Topics in Philosophical Logic.Nicholas Rescher - 1968 - Dordrecht: D. Reidel.
    The aim of the book is to introduce the reader to some new areas oflogic which have yet to find their way into the bulk of modern logic books written from the more orthodox direction of the mainstream of develop ments. Such a work seems to me much needed, both because of the in trinsic value and increasing prominence of the nonstandard sector of logic, and because this particular sector is of the greatest interest from the standpoint of philosophical implications (...)
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    The Logic of Commands.Nicholas Rescher - 1966 - New York: Dover Publications.
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    Unknowability: An Inquiry Into the Limits of Knowledge.Nicholas Rescher - 2009 - Lexington Books.
    This philosophically rich volume examines the limits of human knowledge and considers their implications.
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  36. Introduction to Value Theory.Nicholas Rescher - 1969 - Upa.
    A reprint of the popular 1969, Prentice-Hall edition, the principal innovation of this philosophical introduction to value theory is its focus upon values as they are dealt with in everyday life situations, and have sometimes been studied by sociologists and social psychologists, rather than upon value as has been standard in the philosophical tradition.
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  37. Complexity a Philosophical Overview.Nicholas Rescher - 1998 - Routledge.
    Our world is enormously sophisticated and nature's complexity is literally inexhaustible. As a result, projects to describe and explain natural science can never be completed. This volume explores the nature of complexity and considers its bearing on our world and how we manage our affairs within it. Rescher's overall lesson is that the management of our affairs within a socially, technologically, and cognitively complex environment is plagued with vast management problems and risks of mishap. In primitive societies, failure to understand (...)
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  38. Scientific Explanation.Nicholas Rescher - 1970 - Critica 4 (11/12):171-174.
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  39. The Coherence Theory of Truth.Nicholas Rescher - 1973 - Foundations of Language 13 (2):309-314.
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  40. Cognitive Economy: The Economic Dimension of the Theory of Knowledge.Nicholas Rescher - 1989 - University of Pittsburgh Press.
    Cost, expected benefits, and risks are paramount in grant agencies' decisions to fund scientific research. In _Cognitive Economy,_ Nicholas Rescher outlines a general theory for the cost-effective use of intellectual resources, amplifying the theories of Charles Sanders Pierce, who stressed an “economy of research.” Rescher discusses the requirements of cooperation, communication, cognitive importance, cognitive economy, as well as the economic factors bearing on induction and simplicity. He then applies his model to several case studies and to clarifying the limits imposed (...)
     
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  41. Axiogenesis: An Essay in Metaphysical Optimalism.Nicholas Rescher - 2010 - Lexington Books.
    Axiogenesis is an innovative philosophical work that dares to answer the question of the ultimate reason is behind the world's existence and nature. Despite drawing on various strands of neo-Platonic thought, Nicholas Rescher crafts an argument for a metaphysical theory grounded in evaluative considerations that is undeniably unique. With a keen intellectualism, it defends the idea that this actual world of ours represents a possibility that is—realistically speaking—beyond the prospect of improvement.
     
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  42. Epistemic Logic: A Survey of the Logic of Knowledge.Nicholas Rescher - 2005 - University of Pittsburgh Press.
    Epistemic logic is the branch of philosophical thought that seeks to formalize the discourse about knowledge. Its object is to articulate and clarify the general principles of reasoning about claims to and attributions of knowledge. This comprehensive survey of the topic offers the first systematic account of the subject as it has developed in the journal literature over recent decades. Rescher gives an overview of the discipline by setting out the general principles for reasoning about such matters as propositional knowledge (...)
     
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    A System of Pragmatic Idealism.Nicholas Rescher - 1992
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    Conditionals.Nicholas Rescher - 2007 - Bradford.
    This book by distinguished philosopher Nicholas Rescher seeks to clarify the idea of what a conditional says by elucidating the information that is normally transmitted by its utterance. The result is a unified treatment of conditionals based on epistemological principles rather than the semantical principles in vogue over recent decades. This approach, argues Rescher, makes it easier to understand how conditionals actually function in our thought and discourse. In its concern with what language theorists call pragmatics--the study of the norms (...)
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  45. Studies in Logical Theory.Nicholas Rescher (ed.) - 1968 - Blackwell.
     
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    Peirce's Philosophy of Science.Nicholas Rescher - 1979 - Philosophy 54 (210):566-567.
  47. Hypothetical reasoning.Nicholas Rescher - 1964 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 156:503-504.
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    Objectivity: The Obligations of Impersonal Reason.Nicholas Rescher - 1997 - University of Notre Dame Press.
    Nicholas Rescher presents an original pragmatic defense of the issue of objectivity. Rescher employs reasoned argumentation in restoring objectivity to its place of prominence and utility within social and philosophical discourse. By tracing the source of objectivity back to the very core of rationality itself, Rescher locates objectivity's reason for being deep in our nature as rational animals. His project rehabilitates the case for objectivity by subjecting relativistic and negativistic thinking to close critical scrutiny, revealing the flaws and fallacies at (...)
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    Unpopular Essays on Technological Progress.Nicholas Rescher - 1980 - University of Pittsburgh Press.
    Nicholas Rescher examines a number of controversial social issues using the intellectual tools of the philosopher, in an attempt to clarify some of the complexities of modern society, technology, and economics. He elucidates his thoughts on topics such as: whether technological progress leads to greater happiness; environmental problems; endangered species, costly scientific research on the frontiers of knowledge, medical/moral issues on the preservation of life; and crime and justice, among others.
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  50. Objectivity: The Obligations of Impersonal Reason.Nicholas Rescher - 1997 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 32 (3):286-291.
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