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Free Will: A Philosophical Reappraisal, Second Edition

Nicholas Rescher - Philosophy - 2015 - 231 pages
This second edition of Free Will presents a complete treatment of the history of the debate over whether humans have free will. It analyzes the conditions under which actions ...
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Philosophical Progress: And Other Philosophical Studies

Nicholas Rescher - Philosophy - 2014 - 134 pages
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 ...
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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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Sensible Decisions: Issues of Rational Decision in Personal Choice and ...

Nicholas Rescher - Philosophy - 2003 - 147 pages
In personal and public affairs alike we constantly confront the need for deciding among available alternatives. Sensible Decisions synthesizes Nicholas Rescher's contribution ...
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Predicting the Future: An Introduction to the Theory of Forecasting

Nicholas Rescher - Social Science - 1998 - 315 pages
The future obviously matters to us. It is, after all, where we'll be spending the rest of our lives. We need some degree of foresight if we are to make effective plans for ...
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Axiogenesis: An Essay in Metaphysical Optimalism

Nicholas Rescher - Philosophy - 2010 - 236 pages
Nicholas Rescher's book Axiogenesis: An Essay in Metaphysical Optimalism is a detailed exposition of axiogenerts: the philosophical theory seeking to explain the world's facts ...
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Philosophical Inquiries: An Introduction to Problems of Philosophy

Nicholas Rescher - Philosophy - 2010 - 200 pages
In Philosophical Inquiries, Nicholas Rescher offers his perspectives on many of the foundational concerns of philosophy and reminds us that the purpose of philosophy is to ...
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Pragmatism in Philosophical Inquiry: Theoretical Considerations and Case Studies

Nicholas Rescher - Philosophy - 2016 - 135 pages
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 ...
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