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Author Rescher, Nicholas.

Title On rules and principles : a philosophical study of their nature and function / Nicholas Rescher
Published Frankfurt : Ontos Verlag, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (ii, 220 pages)
Contents Chapter 1 RULES; Chapter 2 RULE CONFLICTS, HIGHER-ORDER RULES, AND RULES OF REASON; Chapter 3 FUNCTIONAL HIERARCHIES; Chapter 4 JUDGMENT AND THE LIMITED REACH OF PROCEDURAL RULES; Chapter 5 RULES, THE SOCIAL ORDER, AND MORALITY; Chapter 6 PRINCIPLES: THEIR NATURE AND MISSION; Chapter 7 FUNCTIONAL HIERARCHIES AGAIN; Chapter 8 PRINCIPLES OF RATIONAL INQUIRY; Chapter 9 THE PRINCIPLE OF SUFFICIENT REASON; Chapter 10 PHILOSOPHICAL PRINCIPLES; Chapter 11 PRINCIPLES IN NATURAL PHILOSOPHY; Chapter 12 LEIBNIZIAN PHYSICS AS A CASE STUDY; Chapter 13 MORAL PRINCIPLES; CODA; References; Name Index
Summary The present book is a natural outgrowth of Rescher's longstanding preoccupation with the rational systematization of our knowledge as manifested in such earlier works as Cognitive Systematization (Oxford: Blackwell, 1979), and Complexity (New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 1998). Accordingly, the role of principles in human affairs is crucial and ubiquitous. Principology, the theory of principles-underdeveloped through it may be-is accordingly bound to find a significant place in the sphere of philosophical inquiry regarding matters of thought and action
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Principle (Philosophy)
Rules (Philosophy)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 311031925X
3110321742 (electronic bk.)
3868380892
9783110319255
9783110321746 (electronic bk.)
9783868380897