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Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking : Popula Lectures on ... - Page 57
by William James - 1907 - 308 pages
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The Stability of Truth: A Discussion of Reality as Related to Thought and Action

David Starr Jordan - Reality - 1911 - 180 pages
...transcript of reality, but a convenient summary of old facts which may lead us to new ones. Our theories are " only a man-made language, a conceptual shorthand,...tolerate much choice of expression and many dialects." Truth gives safety. Whether it gives us rest or comfort or satisfaction depends on other matters. That...
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Collected Papers

Clarence Irving Lewis - Philosophy - 1970 - 444 pages
...absolutely a transcript of reality, but that any one of them may from some point of view be useful They are only a man-made language, a conceptual short-hand, as some one calls them, in which we write cur reports of nature; and languages, as is well known, tolerate much choice of expression and many...
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Pragmatism, the Classic Writings: Charles Sanders Peirce, William James ...

H. Standish Thayer - Philosophy - 1970 - 383 pages
...some point of view be useful. Their great use is to summarize old facts and to lead to new ones. They are only a man-made language, a conceptual shorthand,...Mach, Ostwald, Pearson, Milhaud, Poincare, Duhem, Ruyssen, those of you who are students will easily identify the tendency I speak of, and will think...
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RENEWING PHILOSOPHY

Hilary PUTNAM - Philosophy - 1995 - 248 pages
...a transcript of reality . . . They are only a man-made language, a conceptual shorthand, as someone calls them, in which we write our reports of nature;...tolerate much choice of expression and many dialects." Pragmatism and the Meaning of Truth (CamNOTES TO PAGES 1 1 1-1 15 216 bridge, Mass.: Harvard University...
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Pragmatism: A Contemporary Reader

Russell B. Goodman - Philosophy - 1995 - 317 pages
...some point of view be useful. Their great use is to summarize old facts and to lead to new ones. They are only a man-made language, a conceptual shorthand,...Mach, Ostwald, Pearson, Milhaud, Poincare, Duhem, Ruyssen, those of you who are students will easily identify the tendency I speak of, and will think...
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The Legacy of Anomie Theory

Freda Adler, William S. Laufer - Social Science - 449 pages
...summarize old facts and lead to new ones. They are only a man-made language, a conceptual shorthand. ... in which we write our reports of nature; and languages,...tolerate much choice of expression and many dialects. (James 1907: 55-58) A major problem with interpreting the disagreements between Cressey's essay and...
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Pragmatism and Other Writings

William James - Philosophy - 2000 - 358 pages
Collects several of William James' writings, which discuss philosophy, psychology, religion, and politics.
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American Social and Political Thought: A Reader

Andreas Hess - Political Science - 2003 - 480 pages
...facts and to lead to new ones. They are only a man-made language, a conceptual shorthand, as someone calls them, in which we write our reports of nature;...Mach, Ostwald, Pearson, Milhaud, Poincare, Duhem, Ruyssen, those of you who are students will easily identify the tendency I speak of, and will think...
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James and Dewey on Belief and Experience

John M. Capps, Donald Capps - Philosophy - 2005 - 290 pages
...facts a,nd to lead to new ones. They are only a man-made language, a conceptual shorthand, as someone calls them, in which we write our reports of nature;...tolerate much choice of expression and many dialects. . . . Riding now on the front of this wave of scientific logic Messrs. Schiller12 and Dewey appear...
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Pragmatism: Critical Concepts in Philosophy, Volume 1

Russell B. Goodman - Pragmatism - 2005 - 308 pages
...some point of view be useful. Their great use is to summarize old facts and to lead to new ones. They are only a man-made language, a conceptual shorthand,...names of Sigwart, Mach, Ostwald, Pearson, Milhaud, Poincaré, Duhem, Ruyssen, those of you who are students will easily identify the tendency I speak...
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