The Philosophy of Nicholas Rescher

Discussion and Replies

  • Ernest Sosa

Part of the Philosophical Studies Series in Philosophy book series (PSSP, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Nicholas Rescher
    Pages 17-18
  3. Nuel D. Belnap Jr.
    Pages 19-28
  4. Nicholas Rescher
    Pages 29-31
  5. Brian Ellis
    Pages 33-45
  6. Nicholas Rescher
    Pages 46-47
  7. L. Jonathan Cohen
    Pages 49-60
  8. Nicholas Rescher
    Pages 61-63
  9. Georg Henrik Von Wright
    Pages 65-73
  10. Nicholas Rescher
    Pages 74-75
  11. Annette Baier
    Pages 77-94
  12. Nicholas Rescher
    Pages 95-96
  13. Roderick M. Chisholm
    Pages 97-105
  14. Nicholas Rescher
    Pages 106-107
  15. Jude P. Dougherty
    Pages 109-122
  16. Nicholas Rescher
    Pages 123-124
  17. Hidé Ishiguro
    Pages 125-137
  18. Nicholas Rescher
    Pages 138-139
  19. R. M. Hare
    Pages 141-152
  20. Nicholas Rescher
    Pages 153-155
  21. Laurence Bonjour
    Pages 157-172
  22. Nicholas Rescher
    Pages 173-174
  23. John W. Yolton
    Pages 175-185
  24. Nicholas Rescher
    Pages 186-187
  25. Nicholas Rescher
    Pages 204-205
  26. Nicholas Rescher
    Pages 207-208
  27. Back Matter
    Pages 209-237

About this book


When I entered the graduate program in philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh in 1961, Nicholas Rescher had just joined the department of philosophy' to begin, with Adolf Grunbaum, the building of what is now a philosophy center of worldwide renown. Very soon his exceptional energy and versatility were in evidence, as he founded the American Philosophical Quarterly, generated a constantly rising stack of preprints, pursued impor­ tant scholarly research in Arabic logic, taught a staggering diversity of histori­ cal and thematic courses, and obtained, in cooperation with Kurt Baier, a major grant for work in value theory. That is all part of the record. What may come as a surprise is that none of it was accomplished at the expense of his students. Papers were returned in a matter of days, often the next class meet­ ing. And so easily accessible was he for philosophical discussion that, since (inevitably) we shared many philosophical interests, I asked him to serve as my dissertation advisor. My work in connection with this project led to a couple of journal articles while his, characteristically, led to a book. Our dis­ cussions certainly helped me, and while they may also have had some small influence on him, in the end our views were quite distinct. I was not only allowed complete independence, but was positively encouraged to think of my own ideas and to develop them independently. The length and breadth of Rescher's bibliography defy belief.


Aristotle access bibliography building energy individual journal knowledge logic modal logic opera philosophy philosophy of science project reason

Editors and affiliations

  • Ernest Sosa
    • 1
  1. 1.Brown UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-9409-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9407-2
  • Buy this book on publisher's site