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Aporetics: Rational Deliberation in the Face of Inconsistency

Nicholas Rescher - Philosophy - 2009 - 176 pages
Rescher defines an apory as a group of individually plausible but collectively incompatible theses. Citing thinkers from the pre-Socratics through Spinoza, Hegel, and Nicolai ...
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What If?: Thought Experimentation In Philosophy

Nicholas Rescher - Philosophy - 179 pages
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 ...
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Imagining Irreality: A Study of Unreal Possibilities

Nicholas Rescher - Philosophy - 2003 - 298 pages
Imagining Irreality looks at the various ways philosophers have considered the realm of unreal possibilities and nonexistent objects. Author Nicholas Rescher ties both diverse ...
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Studies in Metaphilosophy

Nicholas Rescher - Philosophy - 2006 - 218 pages
While philosophers from Plato to Kant and beyond have discussed the mission and methodology of philosophy, this area of deliberation has only recently been acknowledged as a ...
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Logical Inquiries: Basic Issues in Philosophical Logic

Nicholas Rescher - Philosophy - 2014 - 154 pages
The book addresses the representation of information in linguistic formulation, and modes of cogent demonstration in logic, mathematics, and empirical investigation, as well as ...
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Infinite Regress: The Theory and History of Varieties of Change

Nicholas Rescher - Philosophy - 2011 - 189 pages
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 ...
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Scholastic Meditations

Nicholas Rescher - Philosophy - 2005 - 169 pages
The studies gathered in this volume seek to do homage to the spirit of Scholasticism. They address key issues in that tradition--some from an historical point of view, others ...
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Dialectics: A Classical Approach to Inquiry

Nicholas Rescher - Philosophy - 2007 - 200 pages
Few ideas have played a more continuously prominent role throughout the history of philosophy than that of dialectic, which has figured on the philosophical agenda from the ...
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Ignorance: (On the Wider Implications of Deficient Knowledge)

Nicholas Rescher - Philosophy - 2009 - 160 pages
Historically, there has been great deliberation about the limits of human knowledge. Isaac Newton, recognizing his own shortcomings, once described himself as “a boy standing ...
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