Nicholas Rescher#

Nicholas Rescher
Email:rescher 'at'
Membership Number:1780
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES

Present and Previous Positions

  • University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
    • Professor of Philosophy, 1961-1968
    • Research Professor of Philosophy, 1968-1970
    • University Professor of Philosophy, 1970-present
  • Lehigh University (Bethelem, Pennsylvania)
    • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 1957-1959
    • Associate Professor of Philosophy, 1959-1961
  • The RAND Corporation (Santa Monica, California)
    • Assistant Mathematician, 1954-1955
    • Associate Mathematician, 1955-1956
    • Research Mathematician, 1956-1957
  • Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey)
    • Assistant in Instruction (Philosophy), 1950-1951
    • Instructor in Philosophy, 1951-1952

Fields of Scholarship

  • Philosophical issues
  • Idealism
  • American pragmatism
  • Logic (the conception autodescriptive systems of many-sided logic)
  • History of logic (the medieval Arabic theory of modal syllogistic)
  • Theory of knowledge (epistemetrics as a quantitative approach in theoretical epistemology)
  • Philosophy of science (the theory of a logarithmic retardation of scientific progress)
  • Futuristics

Honours and Awards

  • Honorary member of Corpus Christi College, Oxford
  • Membership in the European Academy of Arts and Sciences (Academia Europaea)
  • The Royal Society of Canada
  • The Institut International de Philosophie
  • The Academie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences
  • Fellowships by the Ford, Guggenheim, and the National Science Foundations
  • 2006 Thomas Aquinas Medal of the American Catholic Philosophical Association
  • 2005 Beligian Cardinal Mercier Prize
  • 1983 Alexander von Humboldt Humanities Prize
  • 1977 Honorary member of Corpus Christi College, Oxford,

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