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prag·ma·tism

(prag'mă-tizm),
A philosophy emphasizing practical applications and consequences of beliefs and theories, that the meaning of ideas or things is determined by the testability of the idea in real life.
[G. pragma (pragmat-), thing done]

pragmatism

[prag′mətiz′əm]
Etymology: Gk, pragma, deed
a philosophy concerned with actual practice and practical results as opposed to theory and speculation.

prag·ma·tism

(prag'mă-tizm)
A philosophy emphasizing practical applications and consequences of beliefs and theories; that the meaning of ideas or things is determined by the testability of the idea in real life.
[G. pragma (pragmat-), thing done]

pragmatism

1. Action determined by the need to respond to immediate necessity or to achieve a particular practical result, rather than by established policy or dogma.
2. The philosophic principle that the truth and meaning of an idea is entirely relative to its practical outcome.
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4) Richard Rorty, The Consequences of Pragmatism (Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota University Press, 1982), p.
29) Hans Joas, Pragmatism and Social Theory (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1993).
Pragmatism back to verbal solutions because of priori reasons relation to stable principles in dependent systems and namely absolutes and its origin.
So James pay to religious problems and interpreted them by pragmatism.
Herbert Mid, like Dewey and James, was one pragmatist and pragmatist was American nineteenth century philosophy that believed that we must search sentence meaning in practical results that this sentence indicate them what have importance in this speech is that pragmatism emphasize on rational role.
In sum, Rescher's book shows that pragmatism is not merely of historical interest but also has much to contribute to contemporary debates.
In the fifth chapter, David Macarthur and Huw Price offer a systematic study of the relation between pragmatism (their own special brand) and Simon Blackburn's quasi-realism.
Importantly, it demonstrates the unduly neglected role pragmatism may play in debates over moral objectivity, normative reasons, values, etc.
The paper is mainly about Hegel, however; references to new pragmatism remain largely implicit.