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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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    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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    The Coherence Theory of Truth.Nicholas Rescher - 1973 - Oxford, Clarendon Press.
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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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  6. 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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    Many-Valued Logic.Nicholas Rescher - 1969 - New York: Mcgraw-Hill.
  8. Understanding Reality: Metaphysics in Epistemological Perspective.Nicholas Rescher - 2018 - Lexington Books.
    As a study in the methodology of metaphysics, the book seeks to show that ultimately Reality’s inherent impetus to lawful order serves also to account for its existence. It unfolds a train of thought to show that Reality both exists and has the nature it does for good reason, and specifically because this is somehow for the best.
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  9. 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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  10. 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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    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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  12. 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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  13. 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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    The Logic of Inconsistency.N. Rescher & R. Brandom - 1980 - Blackwell.
  15. 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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    Methodological Pragmatism: A Systems-Theoretic Approach to the Theory of Knowledge.Nicholas Rescher - 1977 - Blackwell.
  17. 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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  19. 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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    Process Philosophy.Nicholas Rescher - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Temporal Logic.Nicholas Rescher - 1971 - New York: Springer Verlag.
  22. Scientific Explanation.Nicholas Rescher - 1970 - New York: Free Press.
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    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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  24. Paradoxes: Their Roots, Range, and Resolution.Nicholas Rescher - 2004 - Studia Logica 76 (1):135-142.
  25. Complexity a Philosophical Overview.Nicholas Rescher - 1998
     
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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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    On Prediction and Explanation.Nicholas Rescher - 1957 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 8 (29):281.
  28. Objectivity: The Obligations of Impersonal Reason.Nicholas Rescher - 1997 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 32 (3):286-291.
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  29. Scientific Realism a Critical Reappraisal.Nicholas Rescher - 1987
  30. 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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    Leibniz: An Introduction to His Philosophy.Nicholas Rescher - 1979 - University Press of America.
  32. Epistemology: An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge.Nicholas Rescher - 2003 - State University of New York Press.
    A comprehensive introduction to the theory of knowledge.
     
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  33. 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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    Distant Posterity: A Philosophical Glance Along Time's Corridor.Nicholas Rescher - 2018 - Review of Metaphysics 72 (1).
    Moralists tell us to care for the interest of others. Epistemologists enjoin us to achieve consensus with others. But accommodating these “others” will be a real problem—seeing that most of them will live beyond our reach and outside our knowledge in their distant future. Philosophers do not seem to worry about distant posterity and yet cannot but acknowledge its relevancy for their concerns. This paper tries to identify and to clarify some of the many important issues that arise here.
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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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    A System of Pragmatic Idealism.Nicholas Rescher - 1992
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    Hypothetical Reasoning.Nicholas Rescher - 1964 - Amsterdam: North-Holland Pub. Co..
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    Realism and Pragmatic Epistemology.Nicholas Rescher - 2005 - University of Pittsburgh Press.
    An examination of philosophical realism from the standpoint of pragmatic epistemology, this book addresses the core idea of Rescher's work in epistemology: that functional and pragmatic concerns exert a controlling influence on the conduct ...
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  39. Realistic Pragmatism: An Introduction to Pragmatic Philosophy.Nicholas Rescher - 2000 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 36 (3):419-427.
     
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    Plausible Reasoning: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Plausibilistic Inference.Nicholas Rescher - 1976 - Van Gorcum.
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  41. Scientific Explanation.Nicholas Rescher - 1970 - Critica 4 (11/12):171-174.
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  42. Philosophical Disagreement: An Essay Towards Orientational Pluralism in Metaphilosophy.Nicholas Rescher - 1978 - Review of Metaphysics 32 (2):217 - 251.
    TIME and again over the centuries, philosophers have dwelt with dismay on the inability of their discipline to lay to rest the disagreements of the past and to reach fixed and settled conclusions. Philosophers have often cast envious sidelong glances at the sciences, with their demonstrated capacity to solve the problems and settle the controversies of the field, and to yield a continually increasing number of established findings with respect to which a general consensus can be achieved.
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  43. The Allocation of Exotic Medical Lifesaving Therapy.Nicholas Rescher - 1969 - Ethics 79 (3):173-186.
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    Peirce's Philosophy of Science.Nicholas Rescher - 1979 - Philosophy 54 (210):566-567.
  45. Moral Objectivity.Nicholas Rescher - 2008 - 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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    Axioms for the Part Relation.Nicholas Rescher - 1955 - Philosophical Studies 6 (1):8-11.
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  47. The Coherence Theory of Truth.Nicholas Rescher - 1973 - Foundations of Language 13 (2):309-314.
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  48. H2O: Hempel-Helmer-Oppenheim, an Episode in the History of Scientific Philosophy in the 20th Century.Nicholas Rescher - 1997 - Philosophy of Science 64 (2):334 - 360.
  49. Moral Luck.Nicholas Rescher - 1993 - In Daniel Statman (ed.), Moral Luck. Suny Press. pp. 141--66.
     
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    Luck.Nicholas Rescher - 1990 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 64 (3):5 - 19.
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