Nature and Understanding
The Metaphysics and Method of Science
By (author) Nicholas Rescher
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Nature and Understanding by Nicholas Rescher
Book DescriptionNature and Understanding explores the prospect of looking from a scientific point of view at such central ideas of traditional metaphysics as the simplicity of nature, its comprehensibility, or its systematic integrity. Rescher seeks to describe - in a way accessible to philosophers and nonphilosophers alike - the metaphysical situation that characterizes the process of inquiry in natural science. His principal aim is to see what light can be shed on reality by examining the modus operandi of natural science itself, focusing as much on its findings as on its conceptual and methodological presuppositions. This is the culmination of many years of penetrating work in this area of philosophy by one of its most eminent exponents. It is the definitive presentation of some of Rescher's key ideas.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199261826
(215mm x 138mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 20-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Journey Through Philosophy in 101 Anecdotes, Paperback (June 2015)
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Reality and Its Appearance, Paperback (November 2011)» View all books by Nicholas Rescher
An highly original philosophical study of the relationship between what reality is and what we think it to be.
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Author Biography - Nicholas Rescher
Nicholas Rescher is University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. Author of more than eighty works ranging over many areas of philosophy, he was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Prize for Humanistic Scholarship in 1984.
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