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  • Espionage, Statecraft, and the Theory of Reporting

    Espionage, Statecraft, and the Theory of Reporting
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780822944737

    A general introduction to the theory of reporting, with a special emphasis on national security reporting, particularly military and diplomatic reporting, drawing on examples from historical accounts of espionage and statecraft from the Second World…

  • Process Metaphysics

    Process Metaphysics
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780791428184

  • Metaphysical Perspectives

    Metaphysical Perspectives
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780268102890

    In Metaphysical Perspectives, Nicholas Rescher offers a grand vision of how to conceptualize, and in some cases answer, some of the most fundamental issues in metaphysics and value theory. Rescher addresses what he sees as the three prime areas of m…

  • Evolution, Cognition, and Realism

    Evolution, Cognition, and Realism
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780819177544

  • Evolution, Cognition, and Realism

    Evolution, Cognition, and Realism
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Häftad - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780819177551

    This collection of essays originated from an interdisciplinary conference on 'Evolutionary Epistemology' held in Pittsburgh in December of 1988 under the sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Philosophy of Science. Contents: Epist…

  • Wishful Thinking And Other Philosophical Reflections

    Wishful Thinking And Other Philosophical Reflections
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783110319118

    During 2007-2008 Nicholas Rescher continued his longstanding practice of writing occasional studies on philosophical topics, both for formal presentation and for informal discussion with colleagues. While his forays of this kind have usually been is…

  • Mid-Journey

    Mid-Journey
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 1983 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780819125224

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  • The Coherence of Theory of Truth

    The Coherence of Theory of Truth
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 1982 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780819122797

  • Imagining Irreality

    Imagining Irreality
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812695656

    Nicholas Rescher surveys and analyzes the different kinds of unreal possibilities and nonexistent objects, tying together all the ways in which this area has been approached by philosophers. As he surveys the field and the kinds of unreality, he als…

  • Pragmatism in Philosophical Inquiry

    Pragmatism in Philosophical Inquiry
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319309026

    This book showcases the history and theory of pragmatism and its alignment to the sensibilities of contemporary analytic philosophy. It does this not only by describing its mode of operation and explaining its legitimating rationale, but also by sub…

  • Satisfying Reason

    Satisfying Reason
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789401042161

    Leibniz said with a mixture of admiration and inspiration that the Duchess Sophie of Hannover always wanted to know the reason why behind the reason why. And that is just how rationality works: it wants to leave no loose ends to understanding, seeki…

  • Philosophical Reasoning

    Philosophical Reasoning
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780631230175

    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 philosophya s mission calls for constructin…

  • Philosophical Reasoning

    Philosophical Reasoning
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780631230182

    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…

  • Concept Audits

    Concept Audits
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781498540414

    Concept auditing is based on an innovative premise for philosophers: when they address an everyday life conception on the order of knowledge, truth, justice, fairness, beauty, or the like and purport to be dealing with what it involves, then they mu…

  • Concept Audits

    Concept Audits
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781498540391

    Concept auditing is based on an innovative premise for philosophers: when they address an everyday life conception on the order of knowledge, truth, justice, fairness, beauty, or the like and purport to be dealing with what it involves, then they mu…

  • Philosophical Deliberations

    Philosophical Deliberations
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783110320497

    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 philo…

  • Complexity

    Complexity
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781560003779

    Our world is enormously sophisticated and nature's complexity is literally inexhaustible. As a result, projects to describe and explain natural science can never be completed. This volume explores the nature of complexity and considers its bearing o…

  • Infinite Regress

    Infinite Regress

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781412810968

    Regression addresses what has come before; it is a matter of looking backward of retrospections? The motionless things of nature are generally forward-looking their problem is that of the question: Where do we go from here? It is primarily with inte…

  • Infinite Regress

    Infinite Regress

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138510937

    Regression addresses what has come before; it is a matter of looking backward of retrospections? The motionless things of nature are generally forward-looking their problem is that of the question: Where do we go from here? It is primarily with inte…

  • What If?

    What If?

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780765802927

    Thought experimentation has been a staple of philosophical methodology since classical antiquity, when Xenophanes of Colophon speculated that if horses had gods, they would be equine in form. Nicholas Rescher's What If? undertakes a systematic surve…

  • Ongoing Journey

    Ongoing Journey
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 1986 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780819155900

  • Ongoing Journey

    Ongoing Journey
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Pocket - 1986 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780819155917

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  • Knowledge at the Boundaries

    Knowledge at the Boundaries
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783030484309

    The book offers a reflection on the nature, scope, and limits of knowledge that have been at the focus of the author's work over decades. The essays collected in this volume expound and extend these efforts in exploring the outer fringes of understa…

  • A Journey through Philosophy in 101 Anecdotes

    A Journey through Philosophy in 101 Anecdotes
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780822963356

    Nicholas Rescher presents the first comprehensive chronology of philosophical anecdotes, spanning from antiquity to the current era. He introduces us to the major thinkers, texts, and historical periods of Western philosophy, recounting many of the…

  • The Logic of Commands

    The Logic of Commands
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367422561

    Originally published in 1966. Professor Rescher's aim is to develop a "logic of commands" in exactly the same general way which standard logic has already developed a "logic of truth-functional statement compounds" or a "logic of quantifiers". The o…

  • A Useful Inheritance

    A Useful Inheritance
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780847676156

    The book formulates an evolutionary approach to the theory of knowledge, based on the parallelism between the natural selection of our cognitive capacities and the rational selection of the methodological processes by which we put them to work. The…

  • Free Will

    Free Will
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781412808743

    This volume is a reassessment of free will and, as such, seeks to answer the question: Do humans ever act under the guidance of the will? To determine if humans have free will, Rescher first examines what exactly free will is and how it should funct…

  • Free Will

    Free Will
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781412855938

    This second edition of Free Will presents a complete treatment of the history of the debate over whether humans have free will. It analyses the conditions under which actions must be characterized as unfree, and explores whether recent findings in b…

  • Understanding Reality

    Understanding Reality
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781498585101

    The book sees to show that the present discussion so unfolds as to show that ultimately Reality's inherent impetus to lawful order serves also to account for its existence. The ultimate explanation of its order is as something that also provides for…

  • Studies in Philosophical Inquiry

    Studies in Philosophical Inquiry
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783110325379

    set of studies of various central problems in contemporary philosophy--particularly issues relating to the theory of knowledge and to philosophical inquiry itself (metaphilosophy).

  • Scientific Progress

    Scientific Progress
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 1978 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780631179801

    This book examines the future prospects for research in the natural sciences. Are the days of scientific discovery numbered? Is there good reason to think that natural science is approaching the completion of its work? Professor Rescher's thesis is…

  • Aporetics

    Aporetics
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780822960577

    The word apory stems from the Greek aporia, meaning impasse or perplexing difficulty. In ""Aporetics"", Nicholas Rescher defines an apory as a group of individually plausible but collectively incompatible theses. Rescher examines historic, formulaic…

  • Cognitive Economy

    Cognitive Economy
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Häftad - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780822985204

    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…

  • Studies in Social Philosophy

    Studies in Social Philosophy
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783110325393

    Nicholas Rescher's interest in issues of social philosophy, now dating back over forty years, have resulted in four previous books: Distributive Justice (New York: Bobbs Merrill, 1966), Welfare: the Social Issues on Philosophical Perspective (Pittsb…

  • A System of Pragmatic Idealism, Volume III

    A System of Pragmatic Idealism, Volume III
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691608198

    This is the third and final volume of A System of Pragmatic Idealism, a series that will synthesize the life's work of the philosopher Nicholas Rescher. Rescher's numerous books and articles, which address almost every major philosophical topic, ref…

  • Unknowability

    Unknowability
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780739136164

    The realities of mankind's cognitive situation are such that our knowledge of the world's ways is bound to be imperfect. None the less, the theory of unknowability-agnoseology as some have called it-is a rather underdeveloped branch of philosophy. I…

  • Unknowability

    Unknowability
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780739136157

    The realities of mankind's cognitive situation are such that our knowledge of the world's ways is bound to be imperfect. None the less, the theory of unknowability-agnoseology as some have called it-is a rather underdeveloped branch of philosophy. I…

  • Autobiography

    Autobiography

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783110330229

    This revised edition of his Autobiography brings up-to-date Rescher's account of his life and work. The passage of years since the publication of an autobiographical work makes for its growing incompleteness. Moreover, the passage of time is bound t…

  • Autobiography

    Autobiography

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783110332421

    Nicholas Rescher was born in Germany in 1928 and emigrated to the United States shortly before the outbreak of World War II. After training in philosophy at Princeton University he embarked on a long and active career as professor, lecturer, and wri…

  • Satisfying Reason

    Satisfying Reason
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780792331483

    Leibniz said with a mixture of admiration and inspiration that the Duchess Sophie of Hannover always wanted to know the reason why behind the reason why. And that is just how rationality works: it wants to leave no loose ends to understanding, seeki…

  • Epistemetrics

    Epistemetrics
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521178501

    When this book was originally published in 2006, Epistemetrics was not as yet a scholarly discipline. With regard to scientific information there was the discipline of scientometrics, represented by a journal of that very name. Science, however, had…

  • Epistemetrics

    Epistemetrics
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521861205

    When this book was originally published in 2006, Epistemetrics was not as yet a scholarly discipline. With regard to scientific information there was the discipline of scientometrics, represented by a journal of that very name. Science, however, had…

  • Vagaries of Value

    Vagaries of Value

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781412854603

    Pragmatism's founder, C. S. Peirce, initially envisioned philosophy as a means of rationally validating our beliefs and actions. Afterward, William James changed pragmatism into a way of undermining commitment to rational cogency. With the subsequen…

  • Vagaries of Value

    Vagaries of Value

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138517707

    Pragmatism's founder, C. S. Peirce, initially envisioned philosophy as a means of rationally validating our beliefs and actions. Afterward, William James changed pragmatism into a way of undermining commitment to rational cogency. With the subsequen…

  • Philosophical Progress

    Philosophical Progress
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781614517849

    The nine original essays collected in this volume explore the themes of philosophical progress, ultimate explanation, the metaphysics of free will, and the relation of sciences and religion. These essays exemplify Nicholas Rescher's characteristic m…

  • Process Philosophy

    Process Philosophy
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780822961284

    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-…

  • Error

    Error
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780822960119

    In Error, Nicholas Rescher presents a fresh analysis of the occurrence, causality, and consequences of error in human thought, action, and evaluation. Rescher maintains that error-avoidance and truth-achievement are distinct but equally important fa…

  • Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    Studies in the Philosophy of Science
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783110325447

    Since Rescher's earliest publication of the middle 1950's in this field, the philosophy of science has constituted one focus of his interest and preoccupation. Some dozen of Rescher's contributions to the field are published in the present volume, a…

  • Forbidden Knowledge

    Forbidden Knowledge
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 1987 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789027724106

    This volume collects together eleven essays in epistemology, written during the past three years. They are mostly unpublished, just four of them having appeared previously (numbers two, three, four and eleven). Detailed acknowledgement of prior publ…

  • Reality and Its Appearance

    Reality and Its Appearance
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781441156297

    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 t…

  • On Explaining Existence

    On Explaining Existence
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783110320138

    No short book on the explanation of existence can afford the hubris of claiming to accomplish this task. And certainly no such claim can be or is being made here. What is at issue is not-and cannot be-an actual explanation. Rather, what is attempted…

  • Studies in 20th Century Philosophy

    Studies in 20th Century Philosophy
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783110325348

    Set of studies of various movements and developments in 20th century philosophy in which Nicholas Rescher was involved as a participant.

  • Reason and Rationality in Natural Science

    Reason and Rationality in Natural Science
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 1985 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780819147639

    A collection of essays on fundamental issues regarding scientific knowledge. Contents: Systematic Essays: Science and the Epistemic Authority of Logical Analysis, Jay F. Rosenberg; Varieties of Understanding, Robert Brandom; Theory Families, Plausib…

  • Reason and Rationality in Natural Science

    Reason and Rationality in Natural Science
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Pocket - 1985 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780819147646

    A collection of essays on fundamental issues regarding scientific knowledge.

  • Communicative Pragmatism

    Communicative Pragmatism
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780847690909

    In this pioneering study of communicative conventions, distinguished philosopher Nicholas Rescher focuses on the principles at work in the communicative use of language. Rescher explores various aspects of explanatory and expository uses of language…

  • Communicative Pragmatism

    Communicative Pragmatism
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780847690916

    In this pioneering study of communicative conventions, distinguished philosopher Nicholas Rescher focuses on the principles at work in the communicative use of language. Rescher explores various aspects of explanatory and expository uses of language…

  • Studies in Value Theory

    Studies in Value Theory
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783110325416

    Since the late 1960's Professor Rescher has carried on a series of investigations in value theory in an endeavor to clarify the nature of values and the ways in which they impact on human affairs. This book collects together some dozen of these stud…

  • Essays in Philosophical Analysis

    Essays in Philosophical Analysis
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Häftad - 1969 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780822984122

    This book presents twenty essays by Nicholas Rescher, representing more than a decade of his work. The first part of the collection offers thoughts on the history of philosophy from the Presocratics to the twentieth century; the second part features…

  • Profitable Speculations

    Profitable Speculations
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780847686780

    In this important collection, distinguished philosopher Nicholas Rescher explores a variety of issues significant to contemporary philosophers. The essays fall into three interrelated groups. The first group surveys key aspects of the recent scene i…

  • Profitable Speculations

    Profitable Speculations
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780847686773

    In this important collection, distinguished philosopher Nicholas Rescher explores a variety of issues significant to contemporary philosophers. The essays fall into three interrelated groups. The first group surveys key aspects of the recent scene i…

  • Cognitive Harmony

    Cognitive Harmony
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780822942436

    This novel approach to epistemological discourse explains the complex but crucial role that systematization plays-not just for the organization of what we know, but also for its validation. Cognitive Harmony argues for a new conception of the proces…

  • On certainty and other philosophical essays on cognition

    On certainty and other philosophical essays on cognition
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783110319293

    On Certainty continues Rescher's longstanding practice of publishing occasional studies that form part of a wider program of investigation of the scope and limits of rational inquiry in the pursuit of understanding. And pragmatism forms a subtextual…

  • Paradoxes

    Paradoxes
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812694376

    Paradoxes--sets of propositions that are individually plausible but collectively inconsistent--range from transparent tricks of word-play to more puzzling issues. For example, if the barber, an adult male in the village, shaves all adult males who d…

  • Paradoxes

    Paradoxes
    av Nicholas Rescher

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812694369

    A paradox (from the Greek word meaning "contrary to expectation") is a statement that seems self-contradictory but may be true. Exploring the distinction between truth and plausibility, the author presents a standardized, straightforward approach fo…