Ideas and
Innovations Associated Eponymously With NR's Name

* *The Rescher
Quantifier* in symbolic logic. See *Quantifies in Logic and Language* (*Philosophical Inquirer*, vol. 26 (2004),
pp. 1-6.

* *Rescher's Law
of Logarithmic Returns* [also *Rescher's
Principle of Decreasing Marginal Returns*] in scientometrics.
See James R. Wible, *The Economics of Science* (London & New York: Routledge, 1998),
p. 151 and the Index) and Roland Wagner-Doebler, "Rescher's
Principle of Diminishing Marginal Returns in Scientific Research," *Scientometrics*,
vol. 50 (2001), pp. 419-36. Idem, "Wissenschafteliche
Information," *Wissenschaftliches
Jahrbuch 2000* (Norderstet, Gestellschaft
fuer Wissenschaftsfurlong,
2001), pp. 105-120. See also the
Wikipedia entry on "Rescher's Law of Diminishing Returns."

* *Rescher's
Effective Average Measure* in the theory of distributive justice. Se L. H.
Powers, "A More Effective Average," *Philosophical Studies*, vol. 24 (1970), pp. 74-78); and Geoffrey
Ross, "Utilities for distributive Justine," *Theory and Decision*, vol. 4 (1974), pp. 239-58 (especially pp.
250-57).

* The *Dienes-Rescher
Inference Engine* (also *Rescher-Dienes
Implication*) in nonstandard logic. See Olaf Wolkenhauser,
*Fuzzy Inference Engines* (

* *The
Rescher-Gaines Implication* in many-valued logic. See B. Reusch
and K. Temme (eds),
*Computational Intelligence in Theory and
Practice* (2001).

* The *Rescher-Manor
Consequence Relation* in nonmonotonic logic. See Diderik Batens, "A Survey of
Inconsistency-Adaptive Logics and the Foundtion of
Non-Monotonic Logics," *Logique** et Analyse*, vol. 37 (1994),
pp. 57-94; see also J. Merhuis (ed.), *Inconsistency in Science* (

* The *Rescher-Brandom
Semantics* for paraconsistent logic. See Edward V. Zalta,
*Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic*,
vol. 36 (1997), pp. 640-60.

* *Rescher's
Model* [or *Theory*] *of Formal Disputation* in dialectics. See
Gerhard Brewka, "Dynamic Argument Systems,"
*Journal of Logic and Computation*,
vol. 11 (2001), pp. 257-82.

* The *Rescher
Operator* in temporal logic. See Lennart Aqvist, "Combinations
of Tense and Deontic Modality: On the R_{t}
approach to Temporal Logic with Historical Necessity and Conditional
Obligation," *Journal of Applied
Logic*, vol. 3 (2005), pp. 421-60.

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Additionally, Rescher
inaugurated the conception of *autodescriptive* systems of formal logic, as well as the
conception of *vagrant* predicated,
which, while known to be applicable, nevertheless have no specifiable
application--"forever lost Roman coin of Caesar's day" for example.