Ideas and Innovations Associated Eponymously With NR's Name


* The Rescher Quantifier in symbolic logic. See Stanley Peters and Dag Weslerstahl, Quantifies in Logic and Language (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2006), pp. 60-61 and 473-474). See also NR's "Plurality Quantification Revisited," 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 (Manchester GB: University of Manchester in Stockport, 2000), pp. 21-22.


* 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 (Dordrecht: Klewer, 2002), pp. 144-46.


* 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 Rt 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.


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