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Profitable Speculations

Essays on Current Philosophical Themes

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Profitable Speculations by Nicholas Rescher
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In this important collection, distinguished philosopher Nicholas Rescher explores a variety of issues significant to contemporary philosophers. The essays fall into three interrelated groups. The first group surveys key aspects of the recent scene in philosophy in a retrospective mood that is appropriate as the century nears its close. The second group is a critical examination (both historical and systemic) of a conception- that of 'possible worlds'- which has played an important formative role in 20th century philosophy. The final group presents some philosophical reflections on the human condition viewed from the vantage point of concepts (collectivity, technology, complexity, chance, and rationality) which 20th century philosophy has placed in the foreground of philosophical concern. Varied yet cohesive, these reflections on issues of contemporary philosophy are important reading for anyone interested in the state and direction of the discipline.

Author Biography

Nicholas Rescher is University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of more than sixty books, including many published by Rowman & Littlefield. His previous works include The Coherence Theory of Truth (Oxford University Press) and Methodological Pragmatism (Oxford University Press).
Release date NZ
September 4th, 1997
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations
Imprint
Rowman & Littlefield
Pages
304
Dimensions
144x230x16
ISBN-13
9780847686780
Product ID
1826337

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