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Product Description: 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 substantiating its claims by a series of instructive case studies...read more

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9783319309026 | Springer Verlag, May 30, 2016, cover price $54.99 | About this edition: This book showcases the history and theory of pragmatism and its alignment to the sensibilities of contemporary analytic philosophy.

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Product Description: 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, reflect a unified approach: the combination of pragmatism and idealism characteristic of his thinking throughout his career...read more

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9780691636672 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: 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.
9780691073941 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 1, 1994, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: 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.

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9780691608198 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, July 14, 2014), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: This is the second of the three volumes 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, reflect a unified approach: the combination of pragmatism and idealism characteristic of his thinking throughout his career...read more

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9780691632841 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $97.50 | About this edition: This is the second of the three volumes of A System of Pragmatic Idealism, a series that will synthesize the life's work of the philosopher Nicholas Rescher.

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9780691603537 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 14, 2014, cover price $38.95 | About this edition: This is the second of the three volumes of A System of Pragmatic Idealism, a series that will synthesize the life's work of the philosopher Nicholas Rescher.

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Product Description: The prime intent of Cognitive Complications is one of innovation. Rescher addresses issues that are under-examined in the present state of discussion, their inherent interest notwithstanding. The linking thread of these investigations is their pragmatic dimension, inherent in the idea that rational inquiry is itself a practice—albeit one that functions in the ideationally cognitive rather than physically manipulative realm...read more

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9781498521802 | Lexington Books, October 8, 2015, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: The prime intent of Cognitive Complications is one of innovation.

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Product Description: 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 stories philosophers have used over time to engage with issues of philosophical concern: questions of meaning, truth, knowledge, value, action, and ethics...read more

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9780409951127, titled "Dysphagia: Diagnosis and Management" | Butterworth-Heinemann, June 1, 1984, cover price $39.95 | also contains Dysphagia: Diagnosis and Management

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9780822963356 | Univ of Pittsburgh Pr, June 4, 2015, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Nicholas Rescher presents the first comprehensive chronology of philosophical anecdotes, spanning from antiquity to the current era.

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Product Description: 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 brain physiology counter-indicate free will...read more

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9781412808743 | Transaction Pub, December 31, 2008, cover price $55.95 | About this edition: 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?

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9781412855938 | 2 edition (Transaction Pub, April 8, 2015), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This second edition of Free Will presents a complete treatment of the history of the debate over whether humans have free will.
9780399503856, titled "Desolation Angels" | J P Tarcher, cover price $12.00 | also contains Desolation Angels | About this edition: After serving as a fire lookout on Desolation Peak, Jack Duluoz learns lessons of human contact as he journeys to San Francisco, Mexico, New York, Tangier, Paris, and London and meets up with the diverse types comprising the Beat community

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Product Description: 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 work, and the prospect of its success. Nicholas Rescher unites two facets of metaphilosophy to show that historical perspective and forward-thinking normative, or systematic, metaphilosophy cannot be independent of one another...read more

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9780739199770 | Lexington Books, October 23, 2014, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: 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 work, and the prospect of its success.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781412854603 | Transaction Pub, September 8, 2014, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: Pragmatism's founder, C.

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Product Description: 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 mode of combining historical perspectives with analytical elucidation on philosophically contested issues and utilize this methodology to address some of the salient problems of the field...read more

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9781614517849 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, July 15, 2014, cover price $119.00 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: Logic is of course a general resource for reasoning at large. But in the first half of the twentieth century, it developed particularity with a view to mathematical applications, and the field of mathematical logic came into being and flourished...read more

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9783110344837 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, April 14, 2014, cover price $119.00 | About this edition: Logic is of course a general resource for reasoning at large.

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Product Description: Since C. S. Pierce advocated a pragmatic approach to truth and knowledge, it has been one of the characteristic themes of American philosophy. This book examines how pragmatism's central ideas can be applied and implemented across the entire domain of philosophical deliberations, ranging from theory of knowledge and the value theory to providing explanations for human actions, and even to matters of ethics and religion...read more

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9781442227057 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, November 29, 2013, cover price $83.00 | About this edition: Since C.

The present publication forms part of a projected book that F. P. Ramsey drafted but never completed. It survived among his papers and ultimately came into the possession of the University of Pittsburgh in the circumstances detailed in the Editor's Introduction. Our hope in issuing this work at this stage - some sixty years after Ramsey's premature death at the age of 26 - is both to provide yet another token of his amazing philosophical creativity, and also to make available an important datum for the still to be written history of the development of philosophical analysis. This is a book whose appearance will, we hope and expect, be appreciated both by those interested in linguistic philosophy itself and by those concerned for its historical development in the present century. EDITORS'INTRODUCTION 1. THE RAMSEY COLLECTION Frank Plump ton Ramsey (22 February 1903 -19 January 1930) was an extra­ ordinary scholarly phenomenon. Son of a distinguished mathematician and President of Magdalene College, Cambridge and brother of Arthur Michael, eventual Archbishop of Canterbury, Ramsey was closely connected with Cambridge throughout his life, ultimately becoming lecturer in Mathematics in the University. Notwithstanding his great mathematical talent, it was primarily logic and philosophy that engaged his interests, and he wrote original and important contributions to logic, semantics, epistomology, probability theory, philosophy of science, and economics, in addition to seminal work in the foundations of mathematics.
By Ulrich Majer (editor)

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9780792308577 | Kluwer Academic Print on Demand, March 1, 1991, cover price $219.00 | About this edition: The present publication forms part of a projected book that F.

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9789401056625, titled "On Truth: Original Manuscript Materials (1927-1929) from the Ramsey Collection at the University of Pittsburgh" | Reprint edition (Springer Verlag, October 29, 2012), cover price $219.00

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Product Description: 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 philosophical issues and a commonality of objective: the elucidation of philosophically pivotal ideas...read more

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9783110320497 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, February 18, 2013, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Philosophical Deliberations continues for the 2011/12 biennium Rescher longstanding practice of publishing groups of philosophical essays.

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Product Description: 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 here is at the very most a rough sketch of the conceptual architecture that an adequate explanation can be expected to exhibit...read more

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9783110320138 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, February 1, 2013, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: No short book on the explanation of existence can afford the hubris of claiming to accomplish this task.

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Product Description: Contemporary philosopher John Searle has characterized Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716) as “the most intelligent human being who has ever lived.” The German philosopher, mathematician, and logician invented calculus (independently of Sir Isaac Newton), topology, determinants, binary arithmetic, symbolic logic, rational mechanics, and much more...read more

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9780822962182 | Expanded edition (Univ of Pittsburgh Pr, June 28, 2013), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Contemporary philosopher John Searle has characterized Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716) as “the most intelligent human being who has ever lived.

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Product Description: This book is avowedly written in what has been rather patronizingly called the affable spirit of compromise or conciliation between science and religion. Its key thesis is that these two enterprises can and should be seen as complementary in addressing different albeit interrelated questions: on the one side the nature of the natural world and our place in it, and on the other how we should proceed and act so as to capitalize on the opportunities that our place in the world affords to us for shaping our lives in a meaningful and satisfying way...read more

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9783110320510 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, January 25, 2013, cover price $98.00 | About this edition: This book is avowedly written in what has been rather patronizingly called the affable spirit of compromise or conciliation between science and religion.

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Product Description: The present book continues Rescher's longstanding practice of publishing groups of philosophical essays that originated in occasional lecture and conference presentations. Notwithstanding their topical diversity they exhibit a uniformity of method in a common attempt to view historically significant philosophical issues in the light of modern perspectives opened up through conceptual clarification...read more

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9783110328745 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, January 15, 2013, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: The present book continues Rescher's longstanding practice of publishing groups of philosophical essays that originated in occasional lecture and conference presentations.

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Product Description: Im Verlauf der vergangenen Jahrzehnte sind verschiedene Aufsätze Reschers in Deutsch erschienen, die in diesem Band zusammengefasst werden. Es handelt sich hauptsächlich um drei Themengebiete: Erkenntnistheorie, philosophische Anthropologie und Metaphilosophie...read more

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9783110320114, titled "Philosophische Vorstellungen: Studien Über Die Menschliche Erkenntnis" | Walter De Gruyter Inc, October 15, 2012, cover price $182.00 | About this edition: Im Verlauf der vergangenen Jahrzehnte sind verschiedene Aufsätze Reschers in Deutsch erschienen, die in diesem Band zusammengefasst werden.

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Product Description: The book seeks to characterize reflexive conceptual structures more thoroughly and more precisely than has been done before, making explicit the structure of paradox and the clear connections to major logical results. The goal is to trace the structure of reflexivity in sentences, sets, and systems, but also as it appears in propositional attitudes, mental states, perspectives, and processes...read more

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9783868381351 | Ontos Verlag, August 6, 2012, cover price $104.00 | About this edition: The book seeks to characterize reflexive conceptual structures more thoroughly and more precisely than has been done before, making explicit the structure of paradox and the clear connections to major logical results.

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Product Description: Pragmatism is rooted in the linking of practice and theory. It describes a process where theory is extracted from practice, and applied back to practice to form what is called intelligent practice. Pragmatism was intended, by Charles S...read more

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9781412846127 | Transaction Pub, April 16, 2012, cover price $54.95 | About this edition: Pragmatism is rooted in the linking of practice and theory.

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Product Description: This book continues Rescher’s longstanding practice of publishing groups of philosophical essays. Notwithstanding their thematic diversity, these discussions exhibit a uniformity of method in addressing philosophical issues via a mixture of historical contextualization, analytical scrutiny, and common-sensical concern...read more

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9783868381375 | Ontos Verlag, August 6, 2012, cover price $98.00 | About this edition: This book continues Rescher’s longstanding practice of publishing groups of philosophical essays.
9783110319996, titled "On the Nature of Philosophy and Other Philosophical Essays" | Walter De Gruyter Inc, March 15, 2012, cover price $119.00 | About this edition: This book continues Rescher's longstanding practice of publishing groups of philosophical essays.

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Product Description: 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 that the distinction between reality and its appearance is not a substantive distinction between two types of being, but rather relates to different ways of understanding one selfsame mode of being...read more

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9781441156297 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 11, 2010, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: 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?

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9781441106681 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 5, 2012, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: 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?

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Product Description: Philosophical work comes in different sizes: there are systemic treatises, monographic surveys, and philosopher-expanding texts. But there is also room for smaller studies that focus on highly particularized ideas and issues: studies that deal not with entire continents, but with mere reefs and estuaries...read more

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9783868381238 | Ontos Verlag, February 28, 2012, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Philosophical work comes in different sizes: there are systemic treatises, monographic surveys, and philosopher-expanding texts.
9783110319385 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, September 15, 2011, cover price $154.00 | About this edition: Philosophical work comes in different sizes: there are systemic treatises, monographic surveys, philosopher-expanding texts.

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Product Description: A doctrine of intelligent design through evolution is not going to find many friends. Scientists, the backbone of evolution, will have little patience for intelligent design. The religious, many of who support intelligent design, have their doubts about evolution...read more

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9783868381245 | Ontos Verlag, February 28, 2012, cover price $79.00 | About this edition: A doctrine of intelligent design through evolution is not going to find many friends.
9783110319958 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, September 15, 2011, cover price $119.00 | About this edition: A doctrine of intelligent design through evolution is not going to find many friends.

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