Next, the writer claims the sympathy of his readers 1 The religious pragmatism lacking in the original is in part supplied by the Targum (i.
2 Pragmatism, as a general philosophic doctrine or mental attitude, can only be understood as part of a reaction against the intellectualistic speculation which has characterized most of modern metaphysics.
In its logical aspect pragmatism originates in a criticism of fundamental conceptions like "truth," "error," "fact" 2 The New English Dictionary quotes for nine distinct senses of the word, of which the philosophic is the eighth.
Lastly it may be pointed out that, as asserting the efficacy of thought and the reality of choice, pragmatism involves a real, though determinable, indetermination in the course of events.
But the word "pragmatism" itself first occurs in print in 1898, in James's pamphlet on Theoretical Conceptions and Practical Results, and again in his Varieties of Religious Experience (1902, P. 444).
If however the logical method of pragmatism is critically applied to all the sciences, many doctrines will be cut out which have little or no "pragmatic value."
As regards the history and bibliography of pragmatism, the term was first invented by C. S.
All these logical and philosophic developments were popularly expounded by James in his Pragmatism (1907), followed by A Pluralistic Universe (1908) and The Meaning of Truth (1909).
Is our nation so poor or so weak that we must resort to the ultimate in pragmatism and befriend nations in the name of commerce or prosperity or military security while turning a blind eye to the suffering of their people?
Despite the animosity boiling at the back of his brother's gaze, Kiki's pragmatism snapped to the forefront.
Here we see the germs of Mendelssohn's Pragmatism, to use the now current term.
One direct result of this pragmatism was unexpected.
Pragmatism: a New Name for some Old Ways of Thinking (1907).
Passing by these contentions as unmeaning or irrelevant and seeing nothing but irreconcilable contradiction between the conceptions of the world as immutable law and a self-determining subject pragmatism (q.v.) seeks other means of vindicating the reality of freedom.
James; Pragmatism (1907), A Pluralistic Universe (1909), The Meaning of Truth (1909); H.
Thus there seemed to be room for a new history, which should confine itself to matters still interesting to the theocracy of Zion, keeping Jerusalem and the Temple in the foreground, and developing the divine pragmatism, of the history, not so much with reference to the prophetic word'.
Idealism; Pragmatism; Relativity Of Knowledge, while separate discussions of ancient and medieval philosophers will be found in biographical articles and articles on the chief philosophical schools, e.g.
PRAGMATISM, in philosophy, etymologically a theory or method of dealing with real things (Gr.
The ethical affinities of pragmatism spring from the perception that all knowing is referred to a purpose.
It should further be noted that pragmatism conceives "practice" very widely: it includes everything related to the control of experience.
It emphasizes still more than pragmatism the personal aspect of all knowing and its contribution to the "making of reality" which necessarily accompanies the making of truth.
Bawden's The Principles of Pragmatism (1910) is a popular sketch.
Such aspects as concern ethics include, for example, the limited indeterminism involved in the theory, the attitude of the religious consciousness expressed by William James (Will to Believe and Pragmatism), and the pragmatic conception of the good.
Extensions of pragmatism in a variety of directions readily suggest themselves, and indeed only the doctrine of truth in the above sketch can be treated as strictly indispensable.
A notable instance of this tendency is seen in the developments of the theory of pragmatism, for which F.
Sturt, 1902), in Humanism (1903), in which that term was proposed for the extensions of pragmatism, in Studies in Humanism (1907), and in Plato or Protagoras (1908).
7 It does not seem as if James's " Pragmatism " could lend itself to anything so concrete as a theistic conclusion.
Various anticipations of pragmatism in the history of philosophy are noted in Schiller's Plato or Protagoras ?
To the unity of religious pragmatism in the main stock of the book of Judges corresponds a unity of chronological scheme.
In this direction pragmatism may ultimately lead to a number of metaphysics, each of which will represent a personal guess at a final synthesis of experience, while remaining essentially undogmatic and improvable.