German Government Honors Pitt Professor for Philosophy Work

By Wereschagin, Mike | Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 9, 2011 | Go to article overview
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German Government Honors Pitt Professor for Philosophy Work


Wereschagin, Mike, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


The German government on Thursday honored a University of Pittsburgh professor whose research transformed the study of German philosophy and its links to American philosophy.

Nicholas Rescher, 83, a philosophy professor and author of more than 100 books, received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit at a ceremony in Oakland. German Consul General Busso von Alvensleben presented the award.

"He's a great scientist and a great philosopher, and he has done a lot for Germany," von Alvensleben said before the ceremony.

Rescher's research into German philosophers, such as Immanuel Kant, changed how their work is interpreted, Von Alvensleben said.

"For a long, long time, I've been preoccupied with German philosophy and German philosophers," Rescher said.

Rescher has taught classes in German universities and helped students and professors from both countries work together, von Alvensleben said.

Rescher founded a quarterly philosophy journal and served as editor of two others. He has won international acclaim from organizations including The Royal Canadian Society, and has been awarded honorary degrees from seven universities on three continents.

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