Nicholas Rescher is Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He was president of the American Philosophical Association, the American Catholic Philosophy Association, the American G. W. Leibniz Society, the C. S. Peirce Society, and the American Metaphysical Society, as well as general secretary of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Sciences. In 2011 he was awarded the premier cross of the Order of Merit (Bundesver-dienstkreuz Erster Klasse) of the Federal Republic of Germany, and honorary degrees have been awarded to him by eight universities on three continents. In 2010 the University of Pittsburgh honored him with the inauguration of a biennial Rescher Medal for distinguished lifetime contributions to systematic philosophy and in 2018 the American Philosophical Association launched a Rescher Prize with a similar objective. Fourteen books about his philosophy have been published in six languages.