Related formsprag·ma·tis·tic, adjectivean·ti·prag·ma·tism, noun
Examples from the Web for pragmatism
De Robertis, an East Village mainstay, closes tomorrow—a moment for nostalgia, but also pragmatism.
But the more they speak, the more the two are bound by pragmatism.The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson (And Tolstoy and Dickens)|Samuel Fragoso|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Problematic ideological splits are usually rooted in principle—not pragmatism.Why Is Progressive Hero Bill de Blasio Throwing Charter Schools Out of New York City?|Conor P. Williams|March 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the same time, this focus on pragmatism is a tacit acknowledgment from the president.
So, when it came to the use of violence, as with so much else in his life, Mandela opted for pragmatism over ideology.Anger at the Heart of Nelson Mandela’s Violent Struggle|Christopher Dickey|December 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In one respect these particular lectures (afterwards published as his book on Pragmatism) stand alone in my recollection.The Letters of William James, Vol. II|William James
This is the principle of Peirce, the principle of pragmatism.
Yet pragmatism must respect this way, for it has massive historic vindication.
You see that pragmatism can be called religious, if you allow that religion can be pluralistic or merely melioristic in type.
In pragmatism we met a new principle, the proposal to regard truth as a value.The Problem of Truth|H. Wildon Carr
British Dictionary definitions for pragmatism
- the doctrine that the content of a concept consists only in its practical applicability
- the doctrine that truth consists not in correspondence with the facts but in successful coherence with experienceSee also instrumentalism
Derived Formspragmatist, noun, adjectivepragmatistic, adjective
Medicine definitions for pragmatism
Related formsprag•mat′ic (-măt′ĭk) adj.prag′ma•tist n.
Culture definitions for pragmatism
An approach to philosophy, primarily held by American philosophers, which holds that the truth or meaning of a statement is to be measured by its practical (i.e., pragmatic) consequences. William James and John Dewey were pragmatists.