The University of Tehran held a Zoom webinar in honor of Pitt's Nicholas Rescher, on April 11, 2021.
Rescher, now 92 years old, is a German-American philosopher, polymath and author, teaching at the University of Pittsburgh. He is chair of the Center for Philosophy of Science and was formerly chairman of the philosophy department in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences.
In the webinar, Nadia Maftouni, a prominent Iranian academic, author, artist and Yale senior research scholar hosted Rescher and talked with him about his achievements.
Maftouni said: “Rescher’s 'A Journey through Philosophy in 101 Anecdotes' is an actually successful framework to reach a broader audience in the field. At first glance it seems easy to write. But at least in philosophy, it’s easy to write in a complicated style and it’s hard to write in a simple, clear and readable fashion.”