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    The Coherence Theory of Truth.Nicholas Rescher - 1973 - Oxford, Clarendon Press.
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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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    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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    Many-Valued Logic.Nicholas Rescher - 1969 - New York: Mcgraw-Hill.
  6. 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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  7. 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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    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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    Methodological Pragmatism: A Systems-Theoretic Approach to the Theory of Knowledge.Nicholas Rescher - 1977 - Blackwell.
  10. 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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    Temporal Logic.Nicholas Rescher - 1971 - New York: Springer Verlag.
  12. Scientific Explanation.Nicholas Rescher - 1970 - New York: Free Press.
  13. Distributive Justice: A Constructive Critique of the Utilitarian Theory of Distribution.Nicholas Rescher - 1969 - Philosophical Review 78 (2):265-268.
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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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    The Limits of Science.Nicholas Rescher - 1984 - University of California Press.
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  16. 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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    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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    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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  19. 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.
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    Hypothetical Reasoning.Nicholas Rescher - 1964 - Amsterdam: North-Holland Pub. Co..
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  21. Paradoxes: Their Roots, Range, and Resolution.Nicholas Rescher - 2004 - Studia Logica 76 (1):135-142.
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    Kant’s Platonism.Nicholas Rescher - 2017 - Philosophical Inquiry 41 (1):2-10.
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  23. The Allocation of Exotic Medical Lifesaving Therapy.Nicholas Rescher - 1969 - Ethics 79 (3):173-186.
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  24. Philosophical Disagreement: An Essay Towards Orientational Pluralism in Metaphilosophy.Nicholas Rescher - 1978 - Review of Metaphysics 32 (2):217 - 251.
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    Leibniz: An Introduction to His Philosophy.Nicholas Rescher - 1979 - University Press of America.
  26. 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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    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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    Peirce's Philosophy of Science.Nicholas Rescher - 1979 - Philosophy 54 (210):566-567.
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  29. 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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    A System of Pragmatic Idealism.Nicholas Rescher - 1992
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  31. 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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    Methodological Pragmatism.Nicholas Rescher - 1979 - Journal of Philosophy 76 (6):338-342.
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  33. [Book Review] Objectivity, the Obligations of Impersonal Reason. [REVIEW]Nicholas Rescher - 1999 - Ethics 109 (4):286-291.
     
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  34. 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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    Scientific Progress: A Philosophical Essay on the Economics of Research in Natural Science.Nicholas Rescher - 1981 - Noûs 15 (3):418-423.
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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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  37. 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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    The Logic of Decision and Action.Nicholas Rescher & Alan Ross Anderson (eds.) - 1966 - 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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  39. Plurality Quantification Revisited.Nicholas Rescher - 2004 - Philosophical Inquiry 26 (1-2):1-6.
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  40. Scientific Realism a Critical Reappraisal.Nicholas Rescher - 1987
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    Axioms for the Part Relation.Nicholas Rescher - 1955 - Philosophical Studies 6 (1):8 - 11.
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  42. Moral Luck.Nicholas Rescher - 1993 - In Daniel Statman (ed.), Moral Luck. Suny Press. pp. 141--66.
     
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    Process Philosophy.Nicholas Rescher - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  44. Induction: An Essay on the Justification of Inductive Reasoning.Nicholas Rescher - 1980 - Blackwell.
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    Unpopular Essays on Technological Progress.Nicholas Rescher - 1980 - 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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    Excellence Examined.Nicholas Rescher - 2015 - Mind and Society 14 (1):85-97.
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  47. Cognitive Economy: The Economic Dimension of the Theory of Knowledge.Nicholas Rescher - 1989 - 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 the limits imposed (...)
     
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    Peirce's Philosophy of Science: Critical Studies in His Theory of Induction and Scientific Method.Nicholas Rescher - 1978 - Philosophical Review 90 (1):138-143.
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  49. Complexity a Philosophical Overview.Nicholas Rescher - 1998
     
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    Topics in Philosophical Logic.Nicholas Rescher - 1968 - Dordrecht: D. Reidel.
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