Reason, Method, and Value: A Reader on the Philosophy of Nicholas Rescher

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Dale Jacquette
Walter de Gruyter, Jan 1, 2009 - Philosophy - 643 pages
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Nicholas Rescher has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in philosophy, writing on many different areas from logic to philosophy of language, epistemology, pragmatism, ethics and political philosophy, and metaphilosophy. Reason, Method, and Value: A Reader on the Philosophy of Nicholas Rescher offers a selection of Rescher's writings over a span of decades representing the core of his prodigious research interests in six key areas. Each section of the *Reader* is accompanied by a compact critical introduction written by a leading philosophical scholar with spezial expertise in Rescher's philosophy, and the volume opens with an appreciative introduction written by the editor and a concluding retrospective by Rescher, looking back over his oeuvre and explaining connecting themes and the unity of system contained in this extensive body of work. Taken together, the volume encapsulates the heart of Rescher's impressive lifelong contributions to philosophy between two covers, in a single volume that provides a solid overview of his thought while serving to direct readers to the corpus of Rescher's writings for amore complete picture.

 

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Contents

NICHOLAS RESCHERS SYSTEMATIC PHILOSOPHY IntroductionDale Jacquette
1
Part I THEORY OF INQUIRY
19
Part II LOGIC AND PARADOX
123
Part III SCIENCE AND ITS LIMITS
225
Part IV METAPHYSICS
355
Part V ETHICAL AND SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY
455
Part VI PHILOSOPHICAL SYSTEMATIZATION
547
BOOKS BY NICHOLAS RESCHER
633
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