CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF BOOKS BY NICHOLAS RESCHER


1960

 

On the Epistemology of the Inexact Sciences. Santa Monica, CA (RAND Corporation) 1960; RAND Research Monograph R353. Co-authored with Olaf Helmer.

 

1962

 

Al-Farabi: An Annotated Bibliography. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 1962.

 

1963

 

Al-Farabi’s Short Commentary on Aristotle’s “Prior Analytics.” Translated from the Arabic, with Introduction and Notes. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 1963.

 

Studies in the History of Arabic Logic. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 1963.

 

1964

 

Al-Kindi: An Annotated Bibliography. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 1964.

 

The Development of Arabic Logic. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 1964. Reprinted in Cleveland (J.T. Zubal), 2009.

 

Hypothetical Reasoning. Amsterdam (North-Holland Publishing Co.; “Studies in Logic” series edited by L.E.J. Brouwer, E.W. Beth and A. Heyting.), 1964.

 

An Introduction to Logic. New York (St. Martin’s Press), 1964.

 

1965

 

The Refutation by Alexander of Aphrodisias of Galen’s Treatise on The First Mover. Karachi (Publications of the Central Institute of Islamic Research), 1965. Co-authored with Michael E. Marmura.

 

1966

 

Distributive Justice. New York (Bobbs Merrill Company), 1966. Reissued in 1982 by the University Press of America (Washington, D.C.).

 

Galen and the Syllogism: An Examination of the Claim that Galen Originated the Fourt Figure of the Syllogism. Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Press), 1966.

 

The Logic of Commands. London (Routledge & Kegan Paul), 1966.

 

1967

 

Temporal Modalities in Arabic Logic. Dordrecht (Reidel), 1967; Supplementary Series of Foundations of Language.

 

The Philosophy of Leibniz. Englewood Cliffs (Prentice Hall), 1967.

 

Studies in Arabic Philosophy. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 1967.

 

1968

 

Topics in Philosophical Logic. Dordrecht (Reidel), 1968; Synthese Library.

 

1969

 

Essays in Philosophical Analysis: Historical and Systematic. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 1969. Reissued in 1982 by the University Press of America (Washington, D.C.)

 

Introduction to Value Theory. Englewood Cliffs (Prentice Hall), 1969. Reissued in 1982 by the University Press of America (Washington, D.C.).

 

Many-Valued Logic. New York (McGraw-Hill), 1969. Reprinted: Aldershot (Gregg Revivals), 1993.

 

1970

 

Scientific Explanation. New York (The Free Press), 1970.

 

1971

 

Temporal Logic. New York and Vienna (Springer-Verlag), 1971. Co-authored with Alastair Urquhart.

 

1972

 

Welfare: The Social Issues in Philosophical Perspective. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 1972.

 

1973

 

The Coherence Theory of Truth. Oxford (The Clarendon Press/Oxford University Press), 1973. Reissued in 1982 by the University Press of America (Washington, D.C.).

 

Conceptual Idealism. Oxford (Basil Blackwell), 1973. Reissued in 1982 by the University Press of America (Washington, D.C.).

 

The Primacy of Practice. Oxford (Basil Blackwell), 1973. Translated into Spanish as La Primacia de la práctica, Madrid (Editorial Tecnos), 1980.

 

1974

 

Studies in Modality. Oxford (Basil Blackwell), 1974. (American Philosophical Quarterly, Monograph Series.)

 

1975

 

A Theory of Possibility. Oxford (Basil Blackwell), 1975. Co-published in the USA by the University of Pittsburgh Press.

 

Unselfishness: The Role of the Vicarious Affects in Moral Philosophy and Social Theory. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 1975.

 

1976

 

Plausible Reasoning. Amsterdam (Van Gorcum), 1976.

 

1977

 

Dialectics: A Controversy-Oriented Approach to the Theory of Knowledge. Albany (State University of New York Press), 1977. Translated into Japanese as Taiwa No Roni Tokyo: Kinokuniya Press, 1981.

 

Leibniz: An Introduction to his Philosophy. 1977.

 

Methodological Pragmatism. Oxford (Basil Blackwell), 1977. Co-published in the USA by the New York University Press.

 

1978

 

Peirce’s Philosophy of Science. Notre Dame (University of Notre Dame Press), 1978.

 

Scientific Progress: A Philosophical Essay on the Economics of Research in Natural Science. Oxford (Basil Blackwell), 1978. Co-published in the USA by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Translated into German as Wissenschaftlicher Fortschritt (Berlin: De Gruyter Verlag, 1982). Translated into French as Le Progrès Scientifique (Paris: Presses Universitaries de France, 1993).

 

1979

 

Cognitive Systematization. Oxford (Basil Blackwell), 1979. Co-published in the USA by Rowman & Littlefield. Translated into Spanish as Sistematización cognoscitiva (Mexico City: Siglo Veintiuno Editores, 1981).

 

Leibniz: An Introduction to His Philosophy. Oxford (Basil Blackwell), 1979; APQ Library of Philosophy. Co-published in the USA by Rowman & Littlefield. Reprinted in 1986 by the University Press of America (Lanham, MD). Reprinted in 1993 by Gregg Revivals (Aldershot, UK).

 

The Logic of Inconsistency: A Study in Nonstandard Possible-World Semantics and Ontology. Oxford (Basil Blackwell), 1979; APQ Library of Philosophy. Co-authored with Robert Brandom. Published in the USA by Rowman & Littlefield (Totowa, NJ; 1979).

 

1980

 

Induction. Oxford (Basil Blackwell), 1980. Co-published in the USA by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Translated into German as Induktion (Munich: Philosophia Verlag, 1986).

 

The Logic of Inconsistency Oxford(Blackwell), 1980

 

Scepticism. Oxford (Basil Blackwell), 1980. Co-published in the USA by Rowman & Littlefield.

 

Unpopular Essays on Technological Progress. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 1980.

 

1981

 

Leibniz’s Metaphysics of Nature: A Group of Essays. Dordrecht and Boston (Reidel), 1981.

 

1982

 

Empirical Inquiry. Totowa, N.J. (Rowan & Littlefield), 1982. Co-published in Great Britain by Athlone Press (London, 1982).

 

1983

 

Kant’s Theory of Knowledge and Reality: A Group of Essays. Washington, D.C. (University Press of America), 1983.

 

Mid-Journey: An Unfinished Autobiography. Lanham MD (University Press of America) 1983.

 

Risk: A Philosophical Introduction to the Theory of Risk Evaluation and Management. Washington, D.C. (University Press of America), 1983.

 

1984

 

The Limits of Science. Berkeley and Los Angeles (University of California Press), 1984. Translated into German as Grenzen der Wissenschaft. Dietzingen: Reclam Verlag, 1985. Translated into Spanish as Las Limites de la Sciencia (Madrid: Editorial Tecnos, 1994). Translated into Italian as I Limita della Sciencia (Rome: Armando Editore, 1990). Second (revised and enlarged) edition (Pittsburgh: Unviersity of Pittsburgh Press, 1999).

 

The Riddle of Existence: An Essay in Idealistic Metaphysics. Washington, D.C. (University Press of America), 1984.

  

1985

 

Pascal’s Wager: An Essay on Practical Reasoning in Philosophical Theology. Notre Dame (University of Notre Dame Press), 1985.

 

The Strife of Systems: An Essay on the Grounds and Implications of Philosophical Diversity. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 1985. Translated into Italian as La Lotti dei Sistemi (Genoa: Marietti, 1993); into German as Der Streit der Systeme (Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 1997); into Spanish (in progress).

 

1986

 

Ongoing Journey: An Autobiographical Essay. Lanham MD (University Press of America) 1986.

 

1987

 

Ethical Idealism: A Study of the Import of Ideals. Berkeley, Los Angeles and London (University of California Press), 1987.

 

Forbidden Knowledge and Other Essays on the Philosophy of Cognition. Dordrecht (Reidel Publishing Co.), 1987. (Episteme Series, No.13).

 

Scientific Realism: A Critical Reappraisal. Dordrecht (Reidel Publishing Co.), 1987.

 

1988

 

Rationality. Oxford (Clarendon Press), 1988. Translated into German as Rationalität (Wuerzburg: Koenigshausen & Neumann, 1993); into Spanish as La Racionalidad (Madrid: Editorial Tecnos, 1993); into Italian as Razionalità (Rome: Armando Editore, 1999).

 

1989

 

Cognitive Economy: Economic Perspectives in the Theory of Knowledge. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 1989.

 

Moral Absolutes: An Essay on the Nature and the Rationale of Morality. New York (Peter Lang Publishing Co.), l989.

 

A Useful Inheritance: Evolutionary Epistemology in Philosophical Perspective. Savage, MD (Rowman and Littlefield), 1989. Translated into German as Warum sind wir nicht klüger (Stuttgart: Hirzel Verlag, 1994).

 

1990

 

Human Interests: Reflections on Philosophical Anthropology. Stanford (Stanford University Press), 1990.


1991

 

Baffling Phenomena and Other Studies in the Philosophy of Knowledge and Valuation. Savage, MD (Rowman and Littlefield), 1991.

 

Frank Plumpton Ramsey: On Truth, ed. by Nicholas Rescher and Ulrich Majer (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1991).

 

Human Knowledge in Idealistic Perspective. Princeton (Princeton University Press), 1991.

 

Leibniz’s Monadology: An Edition for Students. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 1991. Co-published in the United Kingdom by Routledge (London).

 

1992

 

A System of Pragmatic Idealism. Vol. I. Human Knowledge in Idealistic Perspective. Princeton (Princeton University Press), 1992.

 

1993

 

Pluralism: Against the Demand for Consensus. Oxford (Clarendon Press), 1993.

 

Standardism: An Empirical Approach to Philosophical Methodology. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 1993. Reissued in paperback, 2000.

 

A System of Pragmatic Idealism. Vol. II. The Validity of Values. Princeton (Princeton University Press), 1993.

 

1994

 

American Philosophy Today, and Other Philosophical Studies. Savage, MD (Rowman & Littlefield), 1994.

 

Animal Conversations: A Collection of Fables. Verona PA (NAP Publications),1994.

 

Essays in the History of Philosophy. 1994.

 

A System of Pragmatic Idealism. Vol. III. Metaphilosophical Inquiries. Princeton (Princeton University Press), 1994.

 

1995

 

Essays in the History of Philosophy. Aldershot, UK (Avebury), 1995.

 

Luck. New York (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), 1995. Translated into German as Glück (Berlin: Berlin Verlag, 1996); into Spanish by Carlos Gardini as Suerte, azard destino: Aventuras y desaventuras de la vida cotidiana (Santiago de Chile: Editorial Andrés Bello, 1997). Also translated into Japanese and Korean.

 

Process Metaphysics. Albany (State University of New York Press), 1995.

 

Satisfying Reason: Studies in the Theory of Knowledge. Dordrecht (Kluwer), 1995.

 

1996

 

Instructive Journey: An Autobiographical Essay. Lanham MD (University Press of America), 1996.

 

Priceless Knowledge? An Essay to Economic Limits to Scientific Progress. Savage, MD (Rowman and Littlefield), 1996.

 

Public Concerns: Philosophical Studies of Social Issues. Lanham, MD (Rowman & Littlefield), 1996.

 

Studien zur naturwissenschaftlichen Erkenntnislehre. Würzburg (Königshausen & Neumann), 1996.

 

1997

 

Objectivity: The Obligations of Impersonal Reason. Notre Dame (University of Notre Dame Press), 1997.

 

Predicting the Future. Albany NY (State University of New York Press), 1997.

 

Profitable Speculations: Essays on Current Philosophical Themes. Lanham MD (Rowman & Littlefield), 1997.

 

1998

 

Communicative Pragmatism: And Other Philosophical Essays on Language. Lanham MD (Rowman & Littlefield), 1998.

 

Complexity: A Philosophical Overview. New Brunswick NJ. (Transaction Publishers), 1998.

 

1999

 

Kant and the Reach of Reason. Cambridge (Cambridge University Press), 1999.

 

Razón y valores en la era cientifico-tecnológica. Barcelona (Editorial Paidos), 1999.

 

Realistic Pragmatism: An Introduction to Pragmatic Philosophy. Albany (State University of New York Press), 1999.

 

2000

 

Inquiry Dynamics. New Brunswick, NJ (Transaction), 2000.

 

Nature and Understanding: A Study of the Metaphysics of Science. Oxford (Clarendon Press), 2000.

 

2001

 

Cognitive Pragmatism. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 2001.

 

Minding Matter and Other Essays in Philosophical Inquiry. Lanham, MD (Rowman & Littlefield), 2001.

 

Paradoxes. Chicago, Ill. (Open Court Publishing Co.), 2001.

 

Philosophical Reasoning. Oxford (Blackwell), 2001.

 

Process Philosophy: A Survey of Basic Issues. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 2001.

 

2002

 

Enlightenting Journey: An Autobiographical Essay. Lanham MD (Lexington Books, 2002).

 

Fairness. New Brunswick, NJ (Transaction Publishers), 2002.

 

Rationalität, Wissenschaft, und Praxis. Würzburg (Konigshausen & Neumann), 2002.

 

2003

 

Cognitive Idealization: On the Nature and Utility of Cognitive Ideals. Uxbridge, UK: (Cambridge Scholars Press) 2003.

 

Niagara-on-the-Lake as a Confederate Refuge. Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (Niagara Historical Society Museum), 2003.

 

On Leibniz. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press) 2003.

 

Sensible Decisions On the Ways and Means of Rational Decision. Totowa, N.J. (Rowman & Littlefield) 2003.

 

Rationality in Pragmatic Perspective. Lewiston, N.Y. (Mellen Press) 2003.

 

Epistemology: On the Scope and Limits of Knowledge. Albany NY (SUNY Press) 2003.

 

Imagining Irreality: A Study of Unrealized Possibility. Chicago, Ill. (Open Court Publishing Co.) 2003.

 

2004

 

Value Matters: Studies in Axiology. Frankfurt (Ontos), 2004.

 

2005

 

Cognitive Harmony. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 2005.

 

Common Sense. Milwaukee, WI (Marquette University Press) 2005. [Aquinas Lecture]

 

Cosmos and Cognition. Oxford (Oxford University Press), 2005.

 

Epistemic Logic. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press) 2005.

 

Realism and Pragmatic Epistemology. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 2005.

 

Reason and Reality: Realism and Idealism in Pragmatic Perspective. Lanham, MD. (Rowman & Littlefield), 2005.

 

Scholastic Meditations. Washington, DC (Catholic University of America Press), 2005.

 

What If? Thought Experimentation in Philosophy. New Brunswick, NJ. (Transaction Books), 2005.
 

2005-2006

 

Nicholas Rescher: Collected Papers, 10 vol’s; Frankfurt (Ontos), 2005: Studies in 20th Century Philosophy, Studies in Pragmatism, Studies in Idealism, Studies in Philosophical Inquiry. 2006: Studies in Cognitive Finitude, Studies in Social Philosophy, Studies in Philosophical Anthropology, Studies in Value Theory, Studies in Metaphilosophy, Studies in the History of Logic.

 

2006

 

Metaphysics: The Key Issues from a Realistic Perspective. Amherst, N.Y. (Prometheus Books), 2006

 

Essais fur les fondements d’ontologie du procès. Edited by Michel Weber. Frankfurt (Ontos), 2006.

 

Process Philosophical Deliberations. Frankfurt (Ontos), 2006.

 

Presumption and Tentative Cognition. Cambridge (Cambridge University Press), 2006.

 

Philosophical Dialectic: An Essay in Metaphilosophy. Albany, NY. (SUNY Press), 2006.

 

Epistemetrics. Cambridge (Cambridge University Press), 2006.

 

Error. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 2006.

 

2007

 

Is Philosophy Dispensable? And other Philosophical Studies . Frankfurt (Ontos), 2007.

 

Conditionals. Cambridge, Mass (MIT Press), 2007.

 

 

Interpreting Philosophy: The Elements of Philosophical Hermeneutics. Frankfurt (Ontos), 2007.

 

Dialectics: A Classical Approach to Inquiry. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2007.

 

2008

 

Epistemic Pragmatism: And Other Essays in the Theory of Knowledge. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2008.

 

Being and Value: And Other Philosophical Essays. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2008.

 

Issues in the Philosophy of Religion. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2008.

 

2009

 

Aporetics. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press) 2009.

 

Free Will. New Brunswick, NJ (Transaction Books) 2009.

 

Ignorance. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press) 2009.

 

Reason, Method, and Value: A Reader on the Philosophy of Nicholas Rescher. Edited. by Dale Jacquette. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2009.

 

Unknowability. Lanham, MD. (Lexington Books) 2009.

 

Wishful Thinking and Other Philosophical Reflections. Frankfurt (Ontos)2009.

 

Epistemological Studies. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2009.

 

2010

 

Reality and its Appearance. London (Continuum) 2010.

 

Ideas in Process: A Study of the Development of Philosophical Concepts. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2010.

 

A Free Will Bibliography. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2010.

 

Quantitative Philosophy. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2010.

 

Finitude: A Study of Cognitive Limits and Limitations. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2010.

 

Philosophical Inquiries. An Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press) 2010.

 

Infinite Regress. New Brunswick, NJ (Transaction Books) 2010.

 

Axiogenesis: An Essay in Metaphysical Optimalism. Lanham, MD (Lexington Books) 2010.

 

Studies in Quantitative Philosophy. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2010.

 

Philosophical Textuality: A Study of Discourse in Philosophy. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2010.

 

On Rules and Principles. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2010.

 

Finitude: A Study of Cognitive Limits and Limitations. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2010.

 

Beyond Sets: A Venture in Collection-Theoretic Revisionism. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2010. [Co-authored with Patrick Grim.]

 

2011

 

On Certainty: And Other Philosophical Essays. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2011. 2nd edition in 2013.

 

Philosophical Episodes. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2011.

 

Productive Evolution. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2011.

 

2012

 

Leibniz and Cryptography. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh) 2012.

 

Pragmatism. New Brunswick, NJ (Transaction Books) 2012.

 

Philosophical Explorations. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2012.

 

Reflexivity. (With Patrick Grim.) Frankfurt (Ontos) 2012.

 

Explaining Existence. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2012.

 

Philosophische Vorstellungen: Studien über die menschliche Erkenntnis. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2012.

 

Philosophical Deliberations. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2012.

 

Epistemic Merit, and Other Essays in Epistemology. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2012.

 

2013

 

On Leibniz: Expanded Edition. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press) 2013. A revised and much expanded revision of the 2003 book.

 

Reason and Religion. Frankfurt (ONTOS) 2013.

 

2014

 

Philosophical Progress, And Other Philosophical Studies. Berlin (De Gruyter) 2014.

 

The Pragmatic Vision: Themes in philosophical Pragmatism. Totowa (Rowman & Littlefield) 2014.

 

Leibniz and Cryptography. Revised and expanded Italian edition.

 

Logical Inquiries. Berlin (De Gruyter) 2014.
 

The Vagaries if Value: Basic Issued in Value Theory. New Brunswick (Transaction) 2014.


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