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prag·ma·tism

 (prăg′mə-tĭz′əm)
n.
1. Philosophy A movement consisting of varying but associated theories, originally developed by Charles S. Peirce and William James and distinguished by the doctrine that the meaning of an idea or a proposition lies in its observable practical consequences.
2. A practical, matter-of-fact way of approaching or assessing situations or of solving problems.

prag′ma·tist n.
prag′ma·tis′tic adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pragmatist - an adherent of philosophical pragmatism
realist - a philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them
2.pragmatist - a person who takes a practical approach to problems and is concerned primarily with the success or failure of her actions
realist - a person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly
Translations

pragmatist

[ˈprægmətɪst] Npragmatista mf

pragmatist

[ˈprægmətɪst] npragmatiste m/f

pragmatist

nPragmatiker(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
William James figured there as well as "Weary Willie," and pragmatists alternated with pugilists in the long procession of its portraits.
A third point, perhaps not quite so certain as our previous two, is that the truth of memory cannot be wholly practical, as pragmatists wish all truth to be.
A core problem with pragmatists, Mumford argues, is that they attach themselves so closely to science and social science that they have forgotten the modes of insight offered by theology and literature.
In a recent article, Robert Talisse argues that those inclined toward Deweyan pragmatism should embrace Rawls's two principles of justice and the justificatory device Rawls uses to defend them ("Why Pragmatists Should Be Rawlsians," Southwest Philosophy Review, 2013).
This change of heart is linked to a reassessment of what the classical pragmatists are doing.
For Bacon,as for Cheryl Misak, pragmatists are committed to a historical understanding of objectivity, knowledge without foundations, the importance of connecting concepts to everyday life.
Neither citizenry tolerates politicians who tell it like it is, pragmatists who might work with others to solve problems, incrementally.
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Women are natural pragmatists, as was shown by another survey out this week which said women are less likely to leave a man for bad sex than for not being understanding.
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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.