Nicholas Rescher

Nicholas Rescher (/ˈrɛʃər/; German: [ˈʁɛʃɐ]; born 15 July 1928) is a German-American philosopher, polymath, and author, who has been a professor of philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh since 1961. He is chairman of the Center for Philosophy of Science and was formerly chairman of the philosophy department.[3]

Nicholas Rescher
Born (1928-07-15) 15 July 1928 (age 93)
Alma materQueens College (CUNY)
Princeton University
EraContemporary philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
Process philosophy
Methodological pragmatism
Pragmatic idealism
Epistemic coherentism[1]
Coherence theory of truth[2]
InstitutionsUniversity of Pittsburgh
ThesisLeibniz' cosmology: a reinterpretation of the philosophy of Leibniz in the light of his physical theories (1951)
Doctoral advisorAlonzo Church, Ledger Wood
Doctoral studentsAlexander Pruss
Ernest Sosa
Main interests
Philosophy of subjectivity, history of philosophy, epistemology, value theory
Notable ideas
Philosophical theory of everything, axiogenesis

Rescher has served as president for the American Catholic Philosophical Association, Leibniz Society of North America, American Metaphysical Society, American Philosophical Association, and Charles S. Peirce Society.[4] He is the founder of American Philosophical Quarterly,[5] History of Philosophy Quarterly, and Public Affairs Quarterly.[6]

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