Pragmatism meaning

prăgmə-tĭzəm
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.

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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.
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The pursuit of practicality over aesthetic qualities; a concentration on facts rather than emotions or ideals.
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(politics) The theory that political problems should be met with practical solutions rather than ideological ones.
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The quality or condition of being pragmatic.
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A practical, matter-of-fact way of approaching or assessing situations or of solving problems.
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A method or tendency in philosophy, originating with C. S. Peirce and William James, that determines the meaning and truth of all concepts by their practical consequences.
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(philosophy) The idea that beliefs are identified with the actions of a believer, and the truth of beliefs with success of those actions in securing a believer's goals; the doctrine that ideas must be looked at in terms of their practical effects and consequences.
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Origin of pragmatism

  • From Ancient Greek stem of πρᾶγμα (pragma, “act") + -ism.

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