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  1. Nicholas Rescher (forthcoming). Knowledge in Idealistic Perspective in Advance. Idealistic Studies.
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  2. Nicholas Rescher (forthcoming). Leibniz Visits Vienna (1712-1714). Studia Leibnitiana.
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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. In D. Ginev (ed.), The Multidimensionality of Hermeneutic Phenomenology. Springer. 3--6.
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  5. Nicholas Rescher (2014). Logical Inquiries: Basic Issues in Philosophical Logic. De Gruyter.
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  6. 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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  7. Nicholas Rescher (2013). Aristotle's Precept on Precision. Studia Neoaristotelica 10 (2):121-133.
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  8. 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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  9. Nicholas Rescher (2013). The Berlin Group and the USA: A Narrative of Personal Interactions. In. In Nikolay Milkov & Volker Peckhaus (eds.), The Berlin Group and the Philosophy of Logical Empiricism. Springer. 33--39.
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  10. Nicholas Rescher (2013). The Pragmatics of Betterment. Contemporary Pragmatism 10 (1):59-71.
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  11. Nicholas Rescher (2013). The Pragmatic Vision: Themes in Philosophical Pragmatism. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  12. Nicholas Rescher (2012). Appearance and Reality. Grazer Philosophische Studien 7:123-144.
    The paper argues a certain parallelism between the perception and the conception of real-world objects. Just as the former is always incomplete, perspectival, and error-prone, so is the latter. We can never claim ultimate correctness for our conception of things. This fact is crucial for communication, because if our own conceptions were claimed as definitive, then we could never be secure in our confidence that we are in communicative touch with one another regarding a common, shared object of communication.
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  13. Nicholas Rescher (2012). The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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  14. Nicholas Rescher (2012). The Conceptual Scheme of Things. The Philosophers' Magazine 59 (59):44-50.
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  15. Nicholas Rescher (2012). The Mirage of Immediate Factual Knowledge. Idealistic Studies 41 (3):125-133.
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  16. 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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  17. 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.
  18. Nicholas Rescher (2011). On the Improvability of the World. Review of Metaphysics 64 (3):489-514.
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  19. Nicholas Rescher (2011). Principia Philosophiae. Review of Metaphysics 56 (1):3-17.
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  20. Nicholas Rescher (2010). Axiogenesis: An Essay in Metaphysical Optimalism. Lexington Books.
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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. Nicholas Rescher (2010). Thought and World. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 84 (4):832-835.
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  24. Nicholas Rescher (2010). The Interpretation of Philosophical Texts. In Peter K. Machamer & Gereon Wolters (eds.), Interpretation: Ways of Thinking About the Sciences and the Arts. University of Pittsburgh Press. 117-129.
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  25. Nicholas Rescher (2009). Epistemic Pragmatism (A Reply). Contemporary Pragmatism 6 (1):179.
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  26. Nicholas Rescher (2009). Fallacies Regarding Free Will. Review of Metaphysics 62 (3):575-589.
    This article identifies and criticizes fallacies found in arguments against the existence of free will. These arguments draw in a variety of issues, including: natural causation, deliberation, the relation of mind and body, agent-internal and agent-external determinism, motivation for action, and the evolutionary role of free-will. The paper contends that, in each case, the misconception at issue can be overcome by drawing appropriate distinctions, the heeding of which makes for a more viable construal of how freedom of the will—if such (...)
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  27. Nicholas Rescher (2009). Ignorance: (On the Wider Implications of Deficient Knowledge). University of Pittsburgh Press.
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  28. Nicholas Rescher (2009). Legislated Quantites. Public Affairs Quarterly 23 (2):135-142.
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  29. Nicholas Rescher (2009). Seizing Power From the Divine. The Philosophers' Magazine 44 (44):74-75.
    To Kant’s mind, all of the tasks that Western philosophical thought has traditionally assigned to the deity as institutor of a rational world-order do indeed need to be accomplished, but humanity – we mere mortals – are up to the task. What we have here is a philosophy not so much of enlightenment as of enormous hubris.
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  30. Nicholas Rescher (2009). The Future of Naturalism. In John R. Shook & Paul Kurtz (eds.), The Future of Naturalism. Humanity Books.
     
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  31. 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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  32. Nicholas Rescher (2009). Vagueness: A Variant Approach. Informal Logic 28 (4):282-294.
    Paradoxes of vagueness have been on the agenda since classical antiquity. Some theorists have addressed them by curtailing logical principles (bivalence, excluded middle). Others pro-pose to extrude vagueness as an illusion of sorts rooted overlooking an existing but unidentified boundary or limit. The pre-sent paper projects a third prospect, grounded in the idea of a predicative va-grancy, that resolves the issue by epis-temological resources via the prospect of ignorance regarding not just the place-ment but the very existence of a boun-dary.
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  33. Nicholas Rescher (2009). Wishful Thinking and Other Philosophical Reflections. Ontos Verlag.
    Wishful thinking -- Agency and the future -- Mind matter partnership -- On morality and ethics -- Quasi-objects -- Legislated quantities -- Totalization and its problems -- Philosophical counterargumentation -- Oriental pluralism -- Analyticity reconsidered -- On issues of exponential growth.
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  34. Nicholas Rescher (2008). Fehlschlüsse über Willensfreiheit. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 56 (4):483-494.
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  35. Nicholas Rescher (2008). Free Will: A Philosophical Reappraisal. Transaction Publishers.
    Introduction -- The nature of free will -- Requirements of freedom : preeminently deliberation -- Free will requires the absence of thought-external -- Determination over choices and decisions -- Choice and decision are crucial -- Doing and trying -- Free action and agent causality -- Modes of freedom -- Metaphysical and moral freedom -- Moral freedom is removed by manipulation and especially -- Compulsion -- Intention and moral standing -- Moral freedom of the will involves agent intent and motivation -- (...)
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  36. Nicholas Rescher (2008). Moral Objectivity. Social Philosophy and Policy 25 (1):393-409.
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  37. Nicholas Rescher (2008). Ontology in Cognitive Perspective. Axiomathes 18 (1):25-36.
    Ontology cannot be left to the natural sciences, if only because it deals also with hypothetical and fictional objects. It pivots about proto-categorical issues relating to the features of objects of any and all kinds. This brings into its range issues that test the limits of knowledge by asking questions that are inherently unanswerable (for example: “What is an instance of an occurrence that no one ever mentions?”). And it raises issues of norms and values that science (in its usual (...)
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  38. Nicholas Rescher, Process Philosophy. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  39. Nicholas Rescher (2008). Trigraphs: A Resource for Illustration in Philosophy. American Philosophical Quarterly 45 (2):165 - 178.
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  40. Nicholas Rescher (2008). The Uneasy Union of Ideality and Pragmatism in Inquiry. Idealistic Studies 38 (3):153-157.
    While ideals are by nature unrealizable, there are, nevertheless, many contexts in which their pursuit can be of enormous benefit. It may seem ironic but is a fact of life that the guidance afforded by “unrealistic” ideals can prove to be of enormous practical benefit.
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  41. Nicholas Rescher, Underdetermination.
    Underdetermination can take many forms apart from the familiar case of the underdetermination of nature’s laws by the observed phenomena. Of particular interest here is the potential of underdetermination of nature’s phenomena by nature’s laws. The paper considers various ways in which this prospect might come to be realized, and goes on to consider some of the wider implications of this circumstance.
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  42. Nicholas Rescher & Patrick Grim (2008). Plenum Theory. Noûs 42 (3):422-439.
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  43. Nicholas Rescher (2007). Autobiography. De Gruyter.
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  44. Nicholas Rescher (2007). Aquinas and the Principle of Epistemic Disparity. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 81:29-34.
    The Principle of Epistemic Disparity has it that a mind of lesser power cannot adequately comprehend the ways of a more powerful intellect. The paperconsiders the role of this principle in the thought of St. Thomas and also offers some commentary on its wider implications.
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  45. Nicholas Rescher (2007). Conditionals. A Bradford Book.
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  46. Nicholas Rescher (2007). Freedom, Will, and Nature. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 81:29-34.
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  47. Nicholas Rescher (2007). Guest Editorial: Referential Analysis. American Philosophical Quarterly 44 (2):81 - 83.
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  48. Nicholas Rescher (2007). Interpreting Philosophy: The Elements of Philosophical Hermeneutics. Distributed in North and South America by Transaction Books.
    Metaphilosophy is philosophy's poor and neglected cousin.
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  49. Nicholas Rescher (2007). Oversimplification. Epistemologia 30 (1):41-60.
     
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  50. Nicholas Rescher (2007). What Sort of Idealism is Viable Today? In Pierfrancesco Basile & Leemon B. McHenry (eds.), Consciousness, Reality and Value: Essays in Honour of T.L.S. Sprigge. Ontos. 239-250.
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