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  • Aporeticsby Nicholas Rescher

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    Rescher defines an apory as a group of individually plausible but collectively incompatible theses. Citing thinkers from the pre-Socratics through Spinoza, Hegel, and Nicolai Hartmann, he builds a framework for coping with the complexities of divergent theses, and shows in detail how aporetic analysis can be applied to a variety of fields including... more...

  • Autobiographyby Nicholas Rescher

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 84.00

    This revised edition of his Autobiography brings up-to-date Rescher?s account of his life and work. The passage of years since the publication of an autobiographical work makes for its growing incompleteness. Moreover, the passage of time is bound to bring some new perspectives to view. This new edition comes to terms with these circumstances.... more...

  • Autobiographyby Nicholas Rescher

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 126.00

    Nicholas Rescher was born in Germany in 1928 and emigrated to the United States shortly before the outbreak of World War II. After training in philosophy at Princeton University he embarked on a long and active career as professor, lecturer, and writer. His many books on a wide variety of philosophical topics have established him as one... more...

  • Axiogenesisby Nicholas Rescher

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 84.99

    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,... more...

  • Cognitive Complicationsby Nicholas Rescher

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    Cognitive Complications examines fundamental issues in the theory of knowledge from the perspective of philosophical pragmatism. It seeks to show how a pragmatic, user-oriented approach to knowledge can elucidate the key issues of the field. more...

  • Cosmos and Logosby Nicholas Rescher

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 98.00

    The six studies comprising this volume deal with some fundamental issues in early Greek thought: cosmic evaluation in Anaximander, the theory of opposites from the Pre-Socratics to Plato and Aristotle, thought experimentation in Pre-Socratic thought, the origins of Greek Scepticism among the Sophisists, the prehistory of "Buridan's Ass"... more...

  • Dialecticsby Nicholas Rescher

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 126.00

    Few ideas have played a more continuously prominent role throughout the history of philosophy than that of dialectic, which has figured on the philosophical agenda from the time of the Presocratics. The present book explores the philosophical promise of dialectic, especially in its dialogical version associated with disputation, debate,... more...

  • Epistemetricsby Nicholas Rescher

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00

    In this text, Nicholas Rescher illustrates the limits that confront our efforts to advance the frontiers of knowledge. more...

  • Epistemic Logicby Nicholas Rescher

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2005; US$ 22.95

    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... more...

  • Epistemic Meritby Nicholas Rescher

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 105.00

    The present book continues Rescher?s longstanding practice of publishing groups of philosophical essays that originated in occasional lecture and conference presentations. Notwithstanding their topical diversity they exhibit a uniformity of method in a common attempt to view historically significant philosophical issues in the light of... more...