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Rescher, Nicholas

Works: 584 works in 2,732 publications in 2 languages and 118,263 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Introductions  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Creator, Honoree, Author of introduction, Annotator
Classifications: HM221, 301.24
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Values and the future; the impact of technological change on American values by Kurt Baier( Book )

28 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation into the impact of current technological advances on American values
Luck : the brilliant randomness of everyday life by Nicholas Rescher( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, a philosopher, offers examples from antiquity to the present of how luck or chance influences life and of how to come to terms with life in a chaotic world
Process metaphysics : an introduction to process philosophy by Nicholas Rescher( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rescher (philosophy, U. of Pittsburgh) offers a synoptic and compact introduction to the 20th-century American school of philosophy. After tracing the historical background from Heraclitus to Dewey, Whitehead, and Sheldon, he discusses the basic ideas, particulars, universals, the process philosophy
Dialectics : a controversy-oriented approach to the theory of knowledge by Nicholas Rescher( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Process philosophy : a survey of basic issues by Nicholas Rescher( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Process Philosophy surveys the basic issues and controversies surrounding the philosophical approach known as "process philosophy." While providing a much needed explication of process philosophy, Rescher makes a persuasive argument for restoring it to its place in the mainstream of philosophical inquiry." "Process philosophy views temporality, activity, and change as the essential factors for our understanding of the real - process has priority over product, both ontologically and epistemically. Rescher examines the movement's historical origins as a major line of thought in the work of such philosophers as Heracleitus, Leibniz, Bergson, Peirce, William James, and especially A.N. Whitehead." "Written by one of our foremost philosophers, this new text will be especially welcomed by professors as a perspicuous and informative introduction to process philosophy."--Jacket
On Leibniz by Nicholas Rescher( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Table of Contents<br><br>On Leibniz <br> by Rescher, Nicholas<br> <br><br>Terms of Use<br>Preface p. ix<br>1. Leibniz on Possible Worlds p. 1<br>2. Contingentia Mundi: Leibniz on the World’s Contingency p. 45<br>3. Leibniz on Intermonadic Relations p. 68<br>4. Leibniz and the Plurality of Space-Time Frameworks p. 92<br>5. Leibniz and the Concept of a System p. 106<br>6. The Epistemology of Inductive Reasoning in Leibniz p. 117<br>7. Leibniz, Keynes, and the Rabbis p. 127<br>8. The Contributions of the Paris Period (1672-1676) to Leibniz’s Metaphysics p. 148<br>9. Leibniz Finds a Niche (1676-1677) p. 162<br>10. Leibniz Visits Vienna (1712-1714) p. 199<br>11. Process Philosophy and Monadological Metaphysics p. 232<br>Postscript p. 243<br>Bibliography p. 247<br>Index p. 249<br>Copyright ® 2011 R.R. Bowker LLC. All Rights Reserved.<br><br>Summary<br><br>On Leibniz <br> by Rescher, Nicholas<br> <br><br><br>Terms of use<br>Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) possessed one of history’s great minds. The German philosopher, mathematician, and logician invented (independently of Sir Isaac Newton) calculus. His metaphysics bequeathed a set of problems and approaches that drove the course of Western philosophy, from Kant’s eighteenth century until the present day. For over fifty years, the study of Leibniz has been a consistent passion for distinguished philosopher Nicholas Rescher. On Leibniz offers eleven of his essays, written with signature clarity, exploring the aspects of Leibniz’s work and life that still resonate in the discipline of philosophy. Rescher’s essays are snapshots of Leibniz, lucidly drawn case studies that explain the fundamentals of his ontology: the theory of possible worlds, the world’s contingency, space-time frameworks, and intermonadic relationships. Several illuminating pieces reveal Leibniz as a substantial contributor to theories of knowledge. Discussions of his epistemology and methodology, its relationship to John Maynard Keynes and Talmudic scholarship, broaden the traditional view of Leibniz as a uniquely metaphysical thinker. Rescher also explores, in four absorbing biographical essays, Leibniz’s scholarly development and professional career in historical context. As a "philosopher courtier" to the Hanoverian court, Leibniz was associated with the leading intellectuals and politicians of his era, including Spinoza, Huygens, Newton, Queen Sophie Charlotte, and Czar Peter the Great. A concluding essay holds up Leibniz’s mode of philosophy as a role model for today’s scholars. Rescher argues that many current problems can be effectively addressed with principles of process philosophy along lines inspired by Leibniz’s monadology. On Leibniz is essential reading for students of Leibniz and Rescher alike.<br><br>Copyright ® 2011 R.R. Bowker LLC. All Rights Reserved.<br>
Epistemology : an introduction to the theory of knowledge by Nicholas Rescher( Book )

17 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conditionals by Nicholas Rescher( Book )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book by 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 and principles governing our use of language in conveying information - Conditionals steps beyond the limits of logic as traditionally understood and moves into the realm claimed by theorists of artificial intelligence as they try to simulate our actual information-processing practices."--Jacket
Common-sense : a new look at an old philosophical tradition by Nicholas Rescher( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epistemic logic : a survey of the logic of knowledge by Nicholas Rescher( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Epistemic Logic examines the nature of knowledge, the conceptual ramifications of defining knowledge, and the reach and limits of what we know. As the branch of philosophy that formalizes the discourse on knowledge, epistemic logic seeks to articulate and clarify the general principles of reasoning about knowledge. Nicholas Rescher gives an overview of the discipline by setting out the general principles for reasoning about such matters as propositional knowledge and interrogative knowledge. Aimed at graduate students and specialists, it elucidates both Rescher's pragmatic view of knowledge and the field in general."--Jacket
Philosophical dialectics : an essay on metaphilosophy by Nicholas Rescher( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While the pursuit of philosophy "of" studies - of science, of art, of politics - has blossomed, the philosophy of philosophy remains a comparatively neglected domain. In this book, Nicholas Rescher fills this gap by offering a study in methodology aimed at providing a clear view of the scope and limits of philosophical inquiry. He argues that philosophy's inability to resolve all of the problems of the field does not preclude the prospect of achieving a satisfactory resolution of many or even most of them."--Jacket
Philosophical inquiries : an introduction to problems of philosophy by Nicholas Rescher( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholastic meditations by Nicholas Rescher( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The studies gathered in this volume seek to do homage to the spirit of Scholasticism. They address key issues in that tradition - some from a historical point of view, others from a more substantive standpoint."--Jacket
Reality and its appearance by Nicholas Rescher( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Reality and Its Appearance, Nicholas Rescher aims to address the conceptual and analytical question: how does the concept of reality function and how should we think with regard to the issue of reality's relations to appearances? Rescher argues that the distinction between reality and its appearance is not a substantive distinction between two types of being, but rather relates to different ways of understanding one selfsame mode of being." "The book proposes that while realism is a sensible and tenable position, nevertheless there is something to be said for idealism as well. In the cognitive as in the moral life, perfection is beyond our human grasp and we have no choice but to rest content with the best that we can manage to achieve in practice. This perspective shifts the approach from a cognitive absolutism to a pragmatism that is prepared to come to terms with the limitations inherent in our situations. On this basis Rescher defends a substantive realism that itself rests on a justificatory rationale of a decidedly pragmatic orientation"--Jacket
Cosmos and Logos : studies in Greek philosophy by Nicholas Rescher( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond sets : a venture in collection-theoretic revisionism by Nicholas Rescher( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the product of a collaboration stretching the years 2007-10, whose initial fruit was a paper on "Plenum Theory" published in Nous. The work grew out of the author's conviction that standard set theory, which had evolved to meet the needs of mathematics, was not fully adequate to the less abstractly geared and rigidly determine needs of less finalized ranges of inquiry and deliberation
Free will : an extensive bibliography by Nicholas Rescher( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few philosophical issues have had as long and elaborate a history as the problem of free will, which has been contested at every stage of the history of the subject. This work presents an extensive bibliography of this elaborate literature, listing five thousand items ranging from classical antiquity to the present
Rescher studies : a collection of essays on the philosophical work of Nicholas Rescher ; presented to him on the occasion of his 80th birthday by Robert Almeder( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a career extending over almost six decades, Nicholas Rescher has conducted researches in almost every principal area of philosophy, historical and systematic alike. In this extraordinary volume, two dozen scholars join in offering penetrating discussions of various facets of Rescher's investigations. The result is an instructively critical panorama of the many-faceted contributions of this important American philosopher. Born in Germany in 1928, Nicholas Rescher came to the U.S. at the age of nine. He is University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh where he has also se
Philosophical deliberations by Nicholas Rescher( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical Deliberations continues for the 2011-12 biennium Rescher longstanding practice of publishing groups of philosophical essays. Notwithstanding their thematic diversity, these discussions exhibit a uniformity of method in addressing philosophical issues and a commonality of objective: the elucidation of philosophically pivotal ideas
Studies in cognitive finitude by Nicholas Rescher( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Nicholas Rescher Amerikaans filosoof

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Process metaphysics : an introduction to process philosophyProcess philosophy : a survey of basic issuesOn LeibnizEpistemology : an introduction to the theory of knowledgeConditionalsCommon-sense : a new look at an old philosophical traditionEpistemic logic : a survey of the logic of knowledgePhilosophical dialectics : an essay on metaphilosophy