About the Author
Nicholas Rescher is University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh where he served for many years as Director of the Center for Philosophy of Science. A former president of the American Philosophical Association, he is an honorary member of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He has been elected to membership in the European Academy of Arts and Sciences (Academia Europaea), the Institut International de Philosophie, and several other learned academies. He has served as a visiting scholar at Oxford, Constance, Munich, and Salamanca and has received four honorary degrees from universities in the United States and abroad. Author of more than seventy works ranging over many areas of philosophy, he was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Prize for Humanistic Scholarship in 1984.