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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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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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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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Profitable Speculations: Essays on Current Philosophical Themes

Nicholas Rescher - Philosophy - 1997 - 287 pages
The first group surveys key aspects of the recent scene in philosophy in a retrospective mood that is appropriate as the century nears its close. The second group is a critical ...
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The Strife of Systems: An Essay on the Grounds and Implications of ...

Nicholas Rescher - Philosophy - 1985 - 296 pages
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 ...
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Metaphilosophy: Philosophy in Philosophical Perspective

Nicholas Rescher - Philosophy - 2014 - 262 pages
The definitive mission of metaphilosophy is to facilitate an understanding of how philosophy works—the aim of the enterprise, the instrumental and procedural resources for its ...
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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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Cognitive Pragmatism: The Theory of Knowledge in Pragmatic Perspective

Nicholas Rescher - Philosophy - 250 pages
Nicholas Rescher tackles the major questions of philosophical inquiry, pondering the nature of truth and existence. Rescher argues that the development of knowledge is 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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