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pragmatist

(prăg′mă-tĭst)
A person whose goals are achieved or attempted from a practical concept, action, or approach; a practical person.
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Maddalena claims that these insights deepen "three celebrated pragmatist affirmations": (1) research is always tied to problem-solving (this represents, in effect, the new embodiedness of meaning), (2) belief serves as a resting place for inquiry in action, but at the same time, (3) fallibilism makes that resting place always only provisional.
Using the learning styles questionnaire (LSQ), the participants of our study were found to use all the four learning types namely activist, theorist, reflector and pragmatist. The most common combination of learning style preferences in decreasing order of frequency were: Theorist/ Reflector, Theorist/Pragmatist, Reflector/ Prag-matist and Pragmatist/Activist.
rich and endless." (40) And the work of the classical pragmatists really is, in that cliched phrase, a treasure trove of ideas, illuminating just about every area of philosophy.
Now, could a pragmatist please find a cost-effective way to implement robot builders on Middle East construction sites?
If Vannatta means a higher fallibilism than this, big questions arise regarding one's ability to engage in meaningful, useful political-philosophical thought of any type (including pragmatist) in the context of extreme skepticism.
Pragmatists also have trouble rousing themselves to action.
Kitcher seems surprised to have wound up a pragmatist. 'Two decades ago', he writes, 'I would have seen the three canonical pragmatists--Peirce, James, and Dewey--as well-intentioned but benighted, laboring with crude tools to develop ideas that were far more rigorously and exactly shaped by...
The pragmatist's dilemma, according to Roberts, is the core of the critical current in experiential education, particularly the work of Paolo Freire and his critique of the "banking theory" (p.77) of education.
What works for an early adopter will not always work for the pragmatist. In the next issue, I will discuss some best practices for exposing problems with the current state and a methodology toward establishing concrete steps to break the resistance barrier.
They were brutally suppressed, but the sanctions nonetheless provoked an internal battle within Gaddafi's coterie that pitted hard liners committed to the anti-Western crusade against pragmatists who promoted integration into the global economy.
They were brutally suppressed, but the sanctions nonetheless provoked an internal battle within Qaddafi's coterie that pitted hard liners committed to the anti-Western crusade against pragmatists who promoted integration into the global economy.
They were brutally suppressed, but the sanctions nonetheless provoked an internal battle within Gadhafi's coterie that pitted hardliners committed to the anti-Western crusade against pragmatists who promoted integration into the global economy.