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Pragmatism  n.  The quality or state of being pragmatic; in literature, the pragmatic, or philosophical, method. "The narration of this apparently trifling circumstance belongs to the pragmatism of the history."

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"Pragmatism" Quotes from Famous Books

... test by which the pragmatists measure all systems, theories and doctrines. The pragmatic inquiry when applied to any system, theory, or doctrine may be understood to mean, "does it meet its claims in practice?" Although much is being made of this phase of pragmatism, the test is as old as the race, and verified by Scripture, for Jesus said, "By their fruits ye shall know them." However, the burden of testing claims has never before been so great, for the world ...
— Satan • Lewis Sperry Chafer

... his own personal genius with every event and detail of the remarkable period of history in which he had been called upon to act. This imperious conceit seemed to swallow up every other idea in his mind." The generals "fretted under this pragmatism" of one whose "vanity" directed the war "from his cushioned seat in Richmond" by means of the ...
— The Day of the Confederacy - A Chronicle of the Embattled South, Volume 30 In The - Chronicles Of America Series • Nathaniel W. Stephenson

... upon the power of the mind to know the truth and to find perfect happiness in the supernatural act of beholding God face to face, Dante is not in agreement with Pragmatism, Hegelianism and the "new Realist" theory—all which make truth elusive to the mind; but he is in full accord with the teaching of the Catholic Church, which defends the rights of reason holding, e.g., ...
— Dante: "The Central Man of All the World" • John T. Slattery

Words linked to "Pragmatism" :   practicality, instrumentalism, pragmatist, pragmatic, philosophical theory, philosophical doctrine, pragmatical, realism, philosophy

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