“_Objectivity_ is a major work by a major philosopher. It is a much-needed defense of the claims of reason against various contemporary attacks. With patience, good sense, and cogent arguments, Rescher exposes the absurdities of current forms of relativism. This book strengthens the friends and challenges the foes of reason.” — John Kekes, SUNY at Albany
Philosopher Nicholas Rescher presents an original pragmatic defense of objectivity. He employs reasoned argumentation in making the case for restoring objectivity to a place of prominence in philosophic and social discourse. By tracing it back to the very core of rationality itself, Rescher locates objectivity’s reason for being deep in our nature as rational animals.
“Nicholas Rescher’s Objectivity: The Obligations of Impersonal Reason [is] a godsend. Rescher[’s] thesis is that reason has a moral obligation to be impersonal.” — Christianity Today
“. . . a thought-provoking discussion of topics in epistemology, ethics, and literary theory.” — Philosophy in Review