Pragmatism Definition

prăgmə-tĭzəm
noun
The quality or condition of being pragmatic.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World
A practical, matter-of-fact way of approaching or assessing situations or of solving problems.
American Heritage

The pursuit of practicality over aesthetic qualities; a concentration on facts rather than emotions or ideals.

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pragmatism
Plural:
pragmatisms

Origin of Pragmatism

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

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