- Pragmatism is defined as an approach to things that focuses on the practical or logical response.
Addressing problems logically and practically is an example of pragmatism.
pragmatism definition by Webster's New World
- the quality or condition of being pragmatic
- ☆ a method or tendency in philosophy, started by C. S. Peirce and William James, which determines the meaning and truth of all concepts by their practical consequences
pragmatism definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
- A practical, matter-of-fact way of approaching or assessing situations or of solving problems.
- pragˈma·tist noun
- pragˌma·tisˈtic adjective
pragmatism - Cultural Definition
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.
pragmatism - Medical Definition
- pragmatic adjective
- pragmatist noun