BOOKS BY NICHOLAS RESCHER


 

THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE:  EVIDENCE AND ARGUMENT

           

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

 

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.).

 

Plausible Reasoning.  Amsterdam (Van Gorcum), 1976.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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).

 

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

 

Studien zur naturwissenschaftlichen Erkenntnislehre.  Wuerzburg (Koenigshausen & Neumann), 1996.

 

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

 

Philosophical Elaborations (Frankfurt (ONTOS) 2011.

 

Philosophische Vorstellungen: Studien ueber die menschliche Erkenntnis. Frankfurt (ONTOS), 2012.

 

THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE:  LIMITS OF KNOWLEDGE   

 

Epistemetrics.  Cambridge (Cambridge University Press), 2006. 

 

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

 

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

 

Error. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 2007.


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

 

Ignorance. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 2009.

 

Unknowability: An Inquiry into Limits of Knowledge. Lanham, MD (Lexington Books), 2009.

 

Aporetics: Rational Deliberation in the Face of Inconsistency Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 2009.

 

Finitude: A Study in Cognitive Limits and Limitations. Frankfurt (ONTOS) 2010.

 

Epistemic Merit: And Other Essays in Epistemology. Frankfurt (ONTOS), 2012.


THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE:  RATIONALITY AND PRAXIS

 

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

 

Rationality.  Oxford (Clarendon Press), 1988.  Translated into German as Rationalitaet.(Wurzburg:  Konigshausen & Neumann, 1993); into Spanish as La Racionalidad (Madrid:  Editorial Tecnos, 1993); into Italian as Razionalita (Rome:  Armando Editore, 1999).

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Rationalitaet, Wissenschaft, und Praxis.  Wuerzburg (Konigshausen & Neumann), 2002.

 

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

 

Epistemic Logic. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 2004.

 

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

 

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

 

Common Sense:  A New Look at an Old Tradition.  Milwaukee, WI.  (Marquette University Press), 2005.  [The Aquinas Lecture for 2005.]

 

On Rules and Principles: Their Nature and Interrelation. Frankfurt (ONTOS), 2010.

 

Wishful Thinking--And Other Philosophical Reflections. Frankfurt (ONTOS), 2009.

 

Axiogenesis: The Resolution of Ultimate Questions. Lanham MD (Lexington Books), 2010.

 

Philosophical Inquiries: And Introduction to the Problems of Philosophy. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 2010.

 

On Certainty: And Other Philosophical Essays on Cognition. Frankfurt (ONTOS), 2011.

 

Epistemic Merit: And Other Essays on Epistemology. Frankfurt (ONTOS), 2012.


METAPHYSICS

 

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.)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Metaphysics: The Key Issues from a Realistic Perspective.  Amherst, NY. (Prometheus Books), 2005.

 

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

 

Free Will: An Extensive Bibliography. Frankfurt (Ontos) 2010. With Estelle Burris.

 

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

 

Reason, Method, and Value: A reader in the Philosophy of Nicholas Rescher, ed. by Dale Jacquette. Frankfurt (Ontos), 2009.

 

Philosophical Issues. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 2010.

 

Reality and Appearance. London (Continuum Books), 2010.

 

Philosophical Deliberations. Frankfurt (ONTOS). 2012.

 

On Explaining Existence. Frankfurt (ONTOS). 2012.

 

PRAGMATISM

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

Realism and Pragmatic Epistemology.  Pittsburgh, PA.  (University of Pittsburgh Press), 2004.

 

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

 

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

 

Epistemic Pragmatism. Frankfurt (ONTOS), 2008.

 

Pragmatism. New Brunswick (Transaction Books), 2012.


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


PROCESS PHILOSOPHY

 

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

 

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


Fondements de l'ontologie de proces. Frankfurt (ONTOS), 2006.

 

Process Philosophical Deliberations. Frankfurt (ONTOS), 2006.

 

Ideas in Process. Frankfurt (ONTOS), 2009.


PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

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


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 Progres Scientifique (Paris:  Presses Universitaries de France, 1993).

 

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

 

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

 

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:  University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999).

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Productive Evolution (Frankfurt (ONTOS), 2012.

 

ETHICS, VALUE THEORY, AND PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGY


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Validity of Values:  Human Values in Pragmatic Perspective.  Princeton (Princeton University Press), 1992.

 

Luck.  New York (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), 1995.  Reissued by the University of Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA) 2000.  Translated into German as Glueck (Berlin:  Berlin Verlag, 1996); into Spanish by Carlos Gardini as Suerte, azard destino:  Aventuras y desaventuras de la vida cotidiana (Santiago de Chile:  Editorial Andres Bello, 1997).  Also translated into Japanese and Korean.

     

Razon y valores en la era cientifico-tecnologica.  Barcelona (Editorial Paidos), 1999.

 

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

 

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

 

Vagaries of Value: Basic Issues in Value Theory. New Brunswick (Transaction), 2014.


SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY

 

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

 

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

 

Pluralism:  Against the Demand for Consensus.  Oxford  (Clarendon Press), 1993.  Also published in Bulgarian translation.

 

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

 

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


LOGIC, PHILOSOPHICAL LOGIC  (AND PHILOSOPHY OF LOGIC)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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).

 

Conditionals, Cambridge MA (MIT Press), 2005.

 

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

 

Beyond Sets: Towards a Theory of Collectivities. Frankfurt (ONTOS), 2010.Co-authored with Patrick Grim.

 

Reflexivity. Frankfurt (ONTOS), 2012. Co-authored with Patrick Grim.

 

Logical Inquiries. Berlin (De Gruyter), 2013.

 

PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION

 

Pascal's Wager: Practical Reasoning in Philosophical Theology. Notre Dame, IN (University of Notre Dame Press), 1985.

 

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

 

Issues in the Philosophy of Religion. Frankfurt (ONTOS) 2007.

 

Reason and Religion. Frankfurt (ONTOS). 2013.

 

METAPHILOSOPHY

 

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 (Wuerzburg:  Koenigshausen und Neumann, 1997); into Spanish (in progress).

 

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

 

Metaphilosophical Inquiries.  Princeton (Princeton University Press), 1994.

 

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

 

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

 

Philosophical Reasoning. Oxford (Blackwell), 2001.

 

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


Philosophical Dialectics:  An Essay on Metaphilosophy. Albany, NY (SUNY Press), 2006.

 

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

 

Is Philosophy Dispensable: And Other Philosophical Studies. Frankfurt (Ontos Verlag), 2007.

 

Aporetics. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 2008.

 

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

 

Quantitative Philosophy. Frankfurt (Ontos), 2010.

 

Philosophical Textuality: Studies on Issues of Discourse in Philosophy. Frankfurt (Ontos), 2010.

 

On Principle. Frankfurt (Ontos), 2010.

 

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

 

HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY:  LEIBNIZ

 

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

 

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).

 

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

 

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

 

On Leibniz. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 2003. Second, revised and expanded edition, 2013.

 

Leibniz and Cryptography. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Library System), 2012. 2nd edition, 2013. Italian translation 2014.


HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY: ANCIENT

 

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

 

The Refutation by Alexander of Aphrodisias of Galen's Treatise on The First Mover.  Karachi (Publications of the Central Institute of Islamic Research), 1970.  Co-authored with Michael E. Marmura.


Cosmos and Cognition:  Studies in Greek Philosophy. Frankfurt (Ontos), 2005.


HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY;  ARABIC PHILOSOPHY AND GRECO/ARABIC PHILOSOPHY

 

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

 

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.

 

The Development of Arabic Logic.  Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 1964. Reprinted in 2009 by Zubal books.

 

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

 

Temporal Modalities in Arabic Logic.  Dordrecht (Reidel), 1966; Supplementary Series of Foundations of Language.

 

Studies in Arabic Philosophy.  Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 1968. Reprinted in 2009 by Zubal books.

 

Introduction to Islamic Philosophy of Science and Logic With Mashhad Al-Allaf.,  Place? (Publisher?), 2005.

 

HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY:  MEDIEVAL AND MODERN

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Philosophical Episodes. Frankfurt (ONTOS), 2013.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

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

 

Ongoing Journey:  An Autobiographical Essay.  Lanham MD, (University Press of America), 1986.  (An updating and continuation of the preceding.)

 

Instructive Journey:  An Autobiographical Essay.  Lanham  MD, (University Press of America), 1996.  (An updating and combination of the preceding.)

 

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


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

 

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

 

COLLECTED PAPERS

 

Studies in 20th Century Philosophy. Frankfurt (Ontos Verlag), 2005.

 

Studies in Pragmatism. Frankfurt (Ontos Verlag), 2005.

 

Studies in Idealism. Frankfurt (Ontos Verlag), 2005.

 

Studies in Philosophical Inquiry. Frankfurt (Ontos Verlag), 2005.

 

Studies in Cognitive Finitude. Frankfurt (Ontos Verlag), 2006.

 

Studies in Social Philosophy. Frankfurt (Ontos Verlag), 2006.

 

Studies in Philosophical Anthropology. Frankfurt (Ontos Verlag), 2006.

 

Studies in Value Theory. Frankfurt (Ontos Verlag), 2006.

 

Studies in Metaphilosophy. Frankfurt (Ontos Verlag), 2006.


Studies in the History of Logic. Frankfurt (Ontos Verlag), 2006.

 

Studies in the Philosophy of Science. Frankfurt (Ontos Verlag), 2006.

 

Studies in Metaphysical Optimalism. Frankfurt (Ontos Verlag), 2006.

 

Studies in Leibniz Cosmology. Frankfurt (Ontos Verlag), 2006.

 

Studies in Epistemology. Frankfurt (Ontos Verlag), 2006.

 

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Reason, Method, and Value: A Reader on the Philosphy of Nicholas Rescher, edited by Dale Jacquette. Frankfurt (Ontos Verlag), 2006.

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