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1. another word for pragmatism
2. (Philosophy) another word for pragmatism
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(prægˈmæt əˌsɪz əm)

the pragmatist philosophy of C. S. Peirce, chiefly a theory of meaning: so called by him to distinguish it from the pragmatism of William James.
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(65.) Cf 5 Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce 276-77 (Charles Hartshorne & Paul Weiss eds., 1934) (coining "pragmaticism").
Peirce: From Pragmatism to Pragmaticism (1981); Karl-Otto Apel, Understanding and Explanation: A Transcendental-Pragmatic perspective (1984).
Defined by technology, diversity and pragmaticism, Gen Z is coming of age a and they are ready to satisfy their wanderlust.
Charles Sanders Peirce once claimed that he would like to rename his particular approach to thinking as "pragmaticism" instead of "pragmatism", so that the ugliness of the term would deter people from pigeonholing it as received wisdom and rather view it as a stepping-stone to discovery and insight.
If we take the narrow view, then waqf is only of technical, legalistic interest, only a "hollow pragmaticism," a formal, operational variance, for the most part, to the secular charitable trust, which itself is largely an ad hoc appendage to an over-arching neoliberal macroeconomic framework that has little or nothing to do with the ethos of autonomous, community-based philanthropy in which social welfare and communal solidarity are served rather than undermined by the (actually not-so-free) market.
The truth is he did a great deal to stabilise our national team, underpinning it with a much-needed rod of pragmaticism, following the airy-fairy fancifulness of the George Burley disaster.
In fact, so dismayed was Peirce by James's adaptation of his original, that he begged in 1905 "to announce the birth of the word 'pragmaticism,' which is ugly enough to be safe from kidnappers" (pp.