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The Resource Reality and its appearance, Nicholas Rescher

Reality and its appearance, Nicholas Rescher

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Reality and its appearance
Title
Reality and its appearance
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Rescher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is an highly original philosophical study of the relationship between what reality is and what we think it to be. In "Reality and Its Appearance", Nicholas Rescher aims to address the conceptual and analytical question: how does the concept of reality function and how should we think with regard to the issue of reality's relations to appearances? Rescher argues that the distinction between reality and its appearance is not a substantive distinction between two types of being, but rather relates to different ways of understanding one selfsame mode of being. The book proposes that while realism is a sensible and tenable position, nevertheless there is something to be said for idealism as well. In the cognitive as in the moral life, perfection is beyond our human grasp and we have no choice but to rest content with the best that we can manage to achieve in practice. This perspective shifts the approach from a cognitive absolutism to a pragmatism that is prepared to come to terms with the limitations inherent in our situations. On this basis Rescher defends a substantive realism that itself rests on a justificatory rationale of a decidedly pragmatic orientation
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Rescher, Nicholas
Dewey number
111
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Continuum studies in American philosophy
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  • Reality
  • Realism
Label
Reality and its appearance, Nicholas Rescher
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 128-129) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Reality vs. appearance -- How true thought "agrees" with reality -- Cognitive access to reality -- Problems of fallibilism -- Scientific realism -- The rationale of realism
Control code
ocn601821087
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 129 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441164858
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unknown
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)601821087
Label
Reality and its appearance, Nicholas Rescher
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 128-129) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Reality vs. appearance -- How true thought "agrees" with reality -- Cognitive access to reality -- Problems of fallibilism -- Scientific realism -- The rationale of realism
Control code
ocn601821087
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 129 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441164858
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)601821087

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