adjective see pragmatism

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  • prag|ma|tist — «PRAG muh tihst», noun, adjective. –n. 1. a person who believes in pragmatism: »If the individual was to be justified by the pragmatist s idea that “a thing is true if it works,” it could only be done in terms of the outer…world, where things can …   Useful english dictionary

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  • James, William — American pragmatism James J.E.Tiles THE BERKELEY LECTURE Pragmatism was introduced to society in a lecture given by William James1 to the Philosophical Union at the University of California in Berkeley on 26 August 1898.2 In his lecture James… …   History of philosophy

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  • pragmatism — noun 1》 a pragmatic attitude or policy. 2》 Philosophy an approach that evaluates theories or beliefs in terms of the success of their practical application. Derivatives pragmatist noun pragmatistic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

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