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  1. Nicholas Rescher (unknown). Philosophical Textuality: Studies on Issues of Discourse in Philosophy. Ontos Verlag.
    Philosophizing is an activity---a process carried on by mind-endowed creatures. But philosophy itself---the product of philosophizing---is an abstraction which, as such, exists in its own way. Like chemistry or poetry, the things it deals with may be ever so real, but it itself exists only in the realm of textuality. However the nature of philosophy's textual domain is seldom studied as such. The present discussion will take one very small step towards filling this gap.
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  2. Nicholas Rescher (forthcoming). Knowledge in Idealistic Perspective in Advance. Idealistic Studies.
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  3. Nicholas Rescher (forthcoming). The Equivocality of Existence. Studies in Ontology: American Philosophical Quarterly Monograh Series.
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  4. Nicholas Rescher (2014). A Paradox of Cognition. In D. Ginev (ed.), The Multidimensionality of Hermeneutic Phenomenology. Springer. 3--6.
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  5. Nicholas Rescher (2014). About the Author. In Logical Inquiries: Basic Issues in Philosophical Logic. De Gruyter. 143-144.
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  6. Nicholas Rescher (2014). 5. Contextuality and the Relation to Science and Religion. In Philosophical Progress: And Other Philosophical Studies. De Gruyter. 81-89.
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  7. Nicholas Rescher (2014). 8. Cognitive Eschatology in C. S. Peirce The Evolutionary Pathway to Scientific Knowledge. In Philosophical Progress: And Other Philosophical Studies. De Gruyter. 103-110.
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  8. Nicholas Rescher (2014). 3. Evidentiating Free Will. In Philosophical Progress: And Other Philosophical Studies. De Gruyter. 44-71.
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  9. Nicholas Rescher (2014). 4. God and the Grounding of Morality. In Philosophical Progress: And Other Philosophical Studies. De Gruyter. 72-80.
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  10. Nicholas Rescher (2014). 7. Generalization and the Future. In Philosophical Progress: And Other Philosophical Studies. De Gruyter. 99-102.
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  11. Nicholas Rescher (2014). Induction as a Pragmatic Resource. In Louis F. Groarke & Paolo C. Biondi (eds.), Shifting the Paradigm: Alternative Perspectives on Induction. De Gruyter. 437-454.
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  12. Nicholas Rescher (2014). 2. Issues of Ultimate Explanation. In Philosophical Progress: And Other Philosophical Studies. De Gruyter. 20-43.
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  13. Nicholas Rescher (2014). 7. Is There an Inductive Logic? In Logical Inquiries: Basic Issues in Philosophical Logic. De Gruyter. 78-106.
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  14. Nicholas Rescher (2014). 9. Logic and the Interconnection of Philosophical Issues. In Logical Inquiries: Basic Issues in Philosophical Logic. De Gruyter. 128-138.
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  15. Nicholas Rescher (2014). Logical Inquiries: Basic Issues in Philosophical Logic. De Gruyter.
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  16. Nicholas Rescher (2014). 5. Meaninglessness. In Logical Inquiries: Basic Issues in Philosophical Logic. De Gruyter. 63-66.
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  17. Nicholas Rescher (2014). Metaphilosophy: Philosophy in Philosophical Perspective. Lexington Books.
    Nicholas Rescher unites two facets of metaphilosophy to show that the historical perspective and forward-thinking normative, or systematic, approach are, together, an integral component of philosophy itself.
     
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  18. Nicholas Rescher (2014). 6. On Contingency and Necessity. In Logical Inquiries: Basic Issues in Philosophical Logic. De Gruyter. 67-77.
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  19. Nicholas Rescher (2014). 2. On Reductive Argumentation. In Logical Inquiries: Basic Issues in Philosophical Logic. De Gruyter. 10-45.
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  20. Nicholas Rescher (2014). Preface. In Philosophical Progress: And Other Philosophical Studies. De Gruyter.
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  21. Nicholas Rescher (2014). 8. Provability Incompleteness in Gödel and Leibniz. In Logical Inquiries: Basic Issues in Philosophical Logic. De Gruyter. 107-127.
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  22. Nicholas Rescher (2014). 1. Philosophical Progress. In Philosophical Progress: And Other Philosophical Studies. De Gruyter. 1-19.
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  23. Nicholas Rescher (2014). Philosophical Progress: And Other Philosophical Studies. De Gruyter.
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  24. Nicholas Rescher (2014). 3. Predicative Vagrancy and the Limits of Standard Predicate Logic. In Logical Inquiries: Basic Issues in Philosophical Logic. De Gruyter. 46-57.
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  25. Nicholas Rescher (2014). 9. Reference Theory. In Philosophical Progress: And Other Philosophical Studies. De Gruyter. 111-120.
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  26. Nicholas Rescher (2014). 1. The Duality of Logic. In Logical Inquiries: Basic Issues in Philosophical Logic. De Gruyter. 1-9.
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  27. Nicholas Rescher (2014). The Machinations of Luck. Metaphilosophy 45 (4-5):620-626.
    Luck is at issue when it is a matter of pure chance that a result of significant positive of negative value ensues for someone. Luck differs from fate, which pivots on an individual's condition, and from fortune, which pivots on an individual's talent and effort. It is by luck that you are rich when you win the lottery, by fortune if your wealth comes from talent and hard work, and by fate if you inherit those millions. On this basis luck (...)
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  28. Nicholas Rescher (2014). 6. Value Exclusion and Neutrality in Science. In Philosophical Progress: And Other Philosophical Studies. De Gruyter. 90-98.
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  29. Patrick Grim & Nicholas Rescher (2013). How Modeling Can Go Wrong. Philosophy and Technology 26 (1):75-80.
    Modeling and simulation clearly have an upside. My discussion here will deal with the inevitable downside of modeling — the sort of things that can go wrong. It will set out a taxonomy for the pathology of models — a catalogue of the various ways in which model contrivance can go awry. In the course of that discussion, I also call on some of my past experience with models and their vulnerabilities.
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  30. Nicholas Rescher (2013). Aristotle's Precept on Precision. Studia Neoaristotelica 10 (2):121-133.
    As Aristotle saw it, the modus operandi of nature is frequently irregular and unruly. And this accords with the structure of the universe, with regularity predominant in the trans-lunar realm and regularity prominent in the cis-lunar. This circumstance opens the way to the different sorts of natural laws: those which are strictly universal and those which function only normally and “for the most part.” And knowing to what extent exactness, regularity, and universality can be expected in different areas of inquiry (...)
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  31. Nicholas Rescher (2013). Knowledge in Idealistic Perspective. Idealistic Studies 43 (1/2):1-10.
    From the pragmatic point of view, cognition is an instrument for the cultivation of our interests, among which, interestingly enough, knowledge itself also figures. The cultivation of objective knowledge involves a complex trade-off between generality and security, between definiteness and reliability. Perfection with respect to these desiderata is in general unrealizable, and a compromise between achievability and ideal aspiration is as unavoidable here in cognition as it is elsewhere.
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  32. Nicholas Rescher (2013). Kant's Neoplatonism: Kant and Plato on Mathematical and Philosophical Method. Metaphilosophy 44 (1-2):69-78.
    Both Plato and Kant devote much attention and care to deliberating about their method of philosophizing. And, interestingly, both seek to expand and explain their view of philosophical method by one selfsame strategy: explaining the contrast between rational procedure in mathematics and in philosophy. Plato and Kant agree on a fundamental point of philosophical method that is at odds with the mathematico-demonstrative methodology of philosophy found in Spinoza and present in Christian Wolff. Both reject the axiomatic approach with its insistence (...)
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  33. Nicholas Rescher (2013). Leibniz and the English Language. The Leibniz Review 23:7-11.
    The only extensive study that Leibniz ever made of an English-language book, his New Essays on John Locke’s 1690 Essay Concerning Human Understanding, was based not on the English original, but on a French translation. And his correspondence with English scholars and political figures was invariably written in Latin or French. In consequence the impression is widespread among Anglophone Leibnizians that he did not know English. However, considerable evidence has come to light in recent years that Leibniz did somehow manage (...)
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  34. Nicholas Rescher (2013). The Berlin Group and the USA: A Narrative of Personal Interactions. In Nikolay Milkov & Volker Peckhaus (eds.), The Berlin Group and the Philosophy of Logical Empiricism. Springer. 33--39.
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  35. Nicholas Rescher (2013). The Pragmatics of Betterment. Contemporary Pragmatism 10 (1):59-71.
     
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  36. Nicholas Rescher (2013). The Pragmatic Vision: Themes in Philosophical Pragmatism. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This book examines how pragmatism's central idea can be applied and implemented across the entire range of philosophical deliberations, ranging from theory of knowledge and the value theory to the explanation of human action and even to matters of ethics and religion.
     
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  37. Nicholas Rescher (2012). The Conceptual Scheme of Things. The Philosophers' Magazine 59 (59):44-50.
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  38. Nicholas Rescher (2012). The Mirage of Immediate Factual Knowledge. Idealistic Studies 41 (3):125-133.
    The paper argues that the idea that immediate experience of itself suffices to provide for “evident” knowledge is an illusion. The step from experiential subjectivity to objective fact always presupposes some suppositionally “taken” linkage of an objectively trans-experiential nature. The deployment of idealistically mind-postulated resources is always needed to underwrite the step from personal experience to putatively objective knowledge.
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  39. Nicholas Rescher (2012). The Problem of Future Knowledge. Mind and Society 11 (2):149-163.
    The paper argues that future knowledge will in substantial measure be inscrutable for us today, with the principal exception of facts about the past. The paper considers the reasons for this circumstance and examines its wider implications for the condition of human knowledge.
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  40. Nicholas Rescher (2011). Aporetics in Nicolai Hartmann and Beyond. In Roberto Poli, Carlo Scognamiglio & Frederic Tremblay (eds.), The Philosophy of Nicolai Hartmann. Walter de Gruyter. 53.
  41. Nicholas Rescher (2011). On the Improvability of the World. Review of Metaphysics 64 (3):489-514.
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  42. Nicholas Rescher (2011). Principia Philosophiae. Review of Metaphysics 56 (1):3-17.
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  43. Nicholas Rescher (2010). Axiogenesis: An Essay in Metaphysical Optimalism. 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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  44. Nicholas Rescher (2010). Mind and Matter. Idealistic Studies 40 (1/2):1-14.
    The ancient problem of mind-matter relationship still has traction. Cartesian dualism created a seemingly impossible divide here. But with the decline of mechanism on the matter sides the issue of trans-categorical causality no larger secured insurmountable. However, with a more open concept of causality in view, there is no reason to think that the causality at issue here is a one way street from matter to mind. The mind-brain can be seen as a unified hermeneutical engine that permits of two-way (...)
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  45. Nicholas Rescher (2010). Philosophical Inquiries: An Introduction to Problems of Philosophy. University of Pittsburgh Press.
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  46. Nicholas Rescher (2010). Reality and its Appearance. Continuum.
    Reality vs. appearance -- How truth thought "agrees" with reality -- Cognitive access to reality -- Problems of fallibilism -- Scientific realism -- The rationale of realism.
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  47. Nicholas Rescher (2010). Thought and World. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 84 (4):832-835.
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  48. Nicholas Rescher (2010). The Interpretation of Philosophical Texts. In Peter K. Machamer & Gereon Wolters (eds.), Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. University of Pittsburgh Press. 117-129.
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  49. Nicholas Rescher (2009). Aporetics: Rational Deliberation in the Face of Inconsistency. University of Pittsburgh Press.
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  50. Nicholas Rescher (2009). Error. University of Pittsburgh Press.
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