The unifying theme of much of the work of the prolific analytical philosopher Nicholas Rescher (1928-2024) was pluralism—the methodological view that truth comes from attempting to harmonize divergent perspectives. This position led Rescher to favor a relatively free market economy and reject ideological systems that seek to impose a single pattern of social and political reality.

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David Gordon is a Senior Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
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