University Scholarship

Nicholas Rescher Collection

In 2010, Nicholas Rescher, Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy, donated his massive collection of materials on philosophy to the University Library System.  Rescher is a renowned systematic philosopher and author of a system of pragmatic idealism that weaves together threads of thought from continental idealism and American pragmatism. 

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg said, “The collection will provide both students and more senior scholars with access to a special set of materials, including the writings and correspondence of some of the world’s most renowned philosophers. We have long been the direct beneficiaries of all that Professor Rescher has done to elevate the University through the excellence and impact of his work, and we now also are the beneficiaries of his generosity.”