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    Nicholas Rescher (1973). The Coherence Theory of Truth. Oxford,Clarendon Press.
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    Nicholas Rescher (1996). Process Metaphysics: An Introduction to Process Philosophy. 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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    Nicholas Rescher (1977). Dialectics: A Controversy-Oriented Approach to the Theory of Knowledge. 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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    Nicholas Rescher (1969). Many-Valued Logic. New York, Mcgraw-Hill.
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    Nicholas Rescher (1995). Luck: The Brilliant Randomness of Everyday Life. 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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    Nicholas Rescher (1993). Pluralism: Against the Demand for Consensus. 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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  7. Nicholas Rescher (1988). Rationality: A Philosophical Inquiry Into the Nature and the Rationale of Reason. 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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  8. Carl G. Hempel, Donald Davidson & Nicholas Rescher (eds.) (1970). Essays in Honor of Carl G. Hempel. 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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    Nicholas Rescher (1977). Methodological Pragmatism: A Systems-Theoretic Approach to the Theory of Knowledge. Blackwell.
  10. Nicholas Rescher (1999). Realistic Pragmatism: An Introduction to Pragmatic Philosophy. State University of New York Press.
    Recovers classical pragmatism from recent deconstructive interpretations.
     
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    Nicholas Rescher (1971). Temporal Logic. New York,Springer-Verlag.
  12. Nicholas Rescher (1970). Scientific Explanation. New York,Free Press.
  13. Nicholas Rescher (1997). H2O: Hempel-Helmer-Oppenheim, an Episode in the History of Scientific Philosophy in the 20th Century. Philosophy of Science 64 (2):334 - 360.
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    Nicholas Rescher (2009). Unknowability: An Inquiry Into the Limits of Knowledge. Lexington Books.
    This philosophically rich volume examines the limits of human knowledge and considers their implications.
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    Nicholas Rescher (1969). Distributive Justice: A Constructive Critique of the Utilitarian Theory of Distribution. Philosophical Review 78 (2):265-268.
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  16. Nicholas Rescher (2008). Moral Objectivity. Social Philosophy and Policy 25 (1):393-409.
    The aim of this essay is to set out an argument for moral objectivity. A brief sketch of the considerations at issue should help make it possible to keep sight of the forest amid the profusion of trees.
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    Nicholas Rescher (2006). Presumption and the Practices of Tentative Cognition. 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 ground. In Presumption and the (...)
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  18. Nicholas Rescher (1978). Philosophical Disagreement: An Essay Towards Orientational Pluralism in Metaphilosophy. Review of Metaphysics 32 (2):217 - 251.
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  19. Nicholas Rescher (1969). The Allocation of Exotic Medical Lifesaving Therapy. Ethics 79 (3):173-186.
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  20. Nicholas Rescher (1984). The Limits of Science. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  21. Nicholas Rescher (2004). Plurality Quantification Revisited. Philosophical Inquiry 26 (1-2):1-6.
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    Nicholas Rescher (1964). Hypothetical Reasoning. Amsterdam, North-Holland Pub. Co..
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  23. Nicholas Rescher (2004). Paradoxes: Their Roots, Range, and Resolution. Studia Logica 76 (1):135-142.
     
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    Nicholas Rescher (1979/1986). Leibniz: An Introduction to His Philosophy. University Press of America.
  25. Nicholas Rescher (2000). Process Philosophy: A Survey of Basic Issues. 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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  26. Nicholas Rescher (2003). Epistemology: An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge. State University of New York Press.
    A comprehensive introduction to the theory of knowledge.
     
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    Nicholas Rescher (1979). Peirce's Philosophy of Science. Philosophy 54 (210):566-567.
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    Nicholas Rescher (forthcoming). Inference From the Best Systematization. Mind and Society.
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    Nicholas Rescher (1992). A System of Pragmatic Idealism. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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    Nicholas Rescher (1985). The Strife of Systems: An Essay on the Grounds and Implications of Philosophical Diversity. 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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    Nicholas Rescher (1981). Peirce's Philosophy of Science: Critical Studies in His Theory of Induction and Scientific Method. Philosophical Review 90 (1):138-143.
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  32. Nicholas Rescher (2005). Epistemic Logic: A Survey of the Logic of Knowledge. 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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    Nicholas Rescher (2001). Philosophical Reasoning: A Study in the Methodology of Philosophizing. Blackwell Publishers.
    This book is a study in the methodology of philosophical inquiry.
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    Nicholas Rescher, Process Philosophy. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Nicholas Rescher (1969). Introduction to Value Theory. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,Prentice-Hall.
    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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    Nicholas Rescher (1959). A Philosopher Looks at Science. [REVIEW] Journal of Philosophy 56 (24):970-973.
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    Nicholas Rescher (1976). Plausible Reasoning: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Plausibilistic Inference. Van Gorcum.
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  38. Nicholas Rescher (1987). Scientific Realism a Critical Reappraisal. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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    Nicholas Rescher & Alan Ross Anderson (eds.) (1966). The Logic of Decision and Action. Pittsburgh]University of Pittsburgh Press.
    The four main essays in this volume investigate new sectors of the theory of decision, preference, act-characteristics, and action analysis.
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  40. Nicholas Rescher (1998). Complexity a Philosophical Overview.
     
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  41. Nicholas Rescher (1989). Cognitive Economy: The Economic Dimension of the Theory of Knowledge. 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 (...)
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  42. Nicholas Rescher (1980). Induction: An Essay on the Justification of Inductive Reasoning. Blackwell.
  43. Nicholas Rescher (1980). Unpopular Essays on Technological Progress. 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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    Nicholas Rescher (1969). Topics in Philosophical Logic. Dordrecht, D. Reidel.
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    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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  46. Nicholas Rescher (2006). Philosophical Dialectics: An Essay on Metaphilosophy. 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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    Nicholas Rescher (2006). Studies in Epistemology. De Gruyter.
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    Nicholas Rescher (1974). Foundationalism, Coherentism, and the Idea of Cognitive Systematization. Journal of Philosophy 71 (19):695-708.
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    Nicholas Rescher (2004). Wants Found Wanting. The Philosophers' Magazine 26 (26):36-37.
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    Nicholas Rescher (1964). Introduction to Logic. New York, St. Martin's Press.
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