Philosophical Standardism (Paperback)

An Empiricist Approach to Philosophical Methodology

By Nicholas Rescher

University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822957393, 224pp.

Publication Date: June 15, 2000

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Philosophical Standardism is ideal for bringing one of the field’s preeminent scholars into the classroom. In this novel empirical treatment of fundamental issues in philosophy, Nicholas Rescher propounds an unorthodox approach to philosophical doctrines that is predicated on the idea of standardism.

About the Author

Nicholas Rescher is Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh and co-chairman of the Center for Philosophy of Science. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has served as president of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association, the Leibniz Society of North America, the Charles S. Peirce Society, the American Catholic Philosophical Association, and the Metaphysical Society of America. Rescher is the author or editor of more than one hundred books, including Ignorance (On the Wider Implications of Deficient Knowledge), Philosophical Inquiries: An Introduction to Problems of Philosophy, and A Journey through Philosophy in 101 Anecdotes.

Praise For Philosophical Standardism: An Empiricist Approach to Philosophical Methodology

“Extraordinarily clear and well written. . . . Its simplicity is an asset that exhibits in form what it is trying to say in substance. . . . There are now many books that raise fundamental questions about the discipline of philosophy. There is, however, no book that is as clear, concise, and wide-ranging as this one.”
—Nicholas Capaldi, University of Tulsa