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Reality and Its Appearance

Reality and Its Appearance

by Nicholas Rescher


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Reality and Its Appearance

An highly original philosophical study of the relationship between what reality is and what we think it to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441156297
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Series: Continuum Studies in American Philosophy Series , #8
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Nicholas Rescher is University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He has served as President of the American Philosophical Association, the American Catholic Philosophy Association, the American G.W. Leibniz Society, the C.S. Peirce Society and the American Metaphysical Society. He was the founding editor of the American Philosophical Quarterly. He has been elected to membership in the European Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Society of Canada, and the Institut International de Philosophie, and has been awarded fellowships by the Ford, Guggenheim and National Science Foundations. Author of over 100 books ranging across many areas of philosophy, he was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt prize for Humanistic Scholarship in 1984, the Belgian Prix Mercier in 2005, and the Aquinas Medal of the American Catholic Philosophical Association in 2007.

Table of Contents



1. Reality vs. Appearance

2. How Truth Thought 'Agrees' with Reality

3. Cognitive Access to Reality

4. Problems of Fallibilism

5. Scientific Realism

6. The Rationale of Realism



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