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Pragmatism, a New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking: Popular Lectures on ... - Page 201
by William James - 1907 - 308 pages
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Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking : Popular Lectures on ...

William James - Pragmatism - 1907 - 308 pages
...to have true ideas; that, therefore, is the meaning of truth, for it is all that truth is known-as. This thesis is what I have to defend. The truth of...idea. It becomes true, is made true by events. Its verify"" is in fact an event, a process: the process namely of its verifying itself, its veri-fication....
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Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking : Popular Lectures on ...

William James - Pragmatism - 1907 - 308 pages
...to have true ideas; that, therefore, is the meaning of truth, for it is all that truth is known-as. This thesis is what I have to defend. The truth of...a stagnant property inherent in it. (Truth happens to_an_idea. It becomes true, is made true by events. Its verity is in fact an event, £_p_rocess :)the...
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The Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods

Philosophy - 1907
...being consistent with it— for remember, truth is not verifiability, but the process of verification. "Truth happens to an idea. It becomes true, is made true by events." At the time when John had the thought about Peter, the thought was neither true nor false, for the...
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Princeton Theological Review, Volume 6

Theology - 1908
...purpose. Theories will not only be proved true because they work, but will become true when they work. "Truth happens to an idea. It becomes true, is made true by events" (p. 201). In other words, the true can be construed entirely in terms of the expedient. The true, as...
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The Meaning of Truth: A Sequel to "Pragmatism,"

William James - Reality - 1909 - 297 pages
...true .ideas;, that therefore is the njeaning of truth, Jgrjit_is, all tjiat_bruth is Jknpwn^as. "~ ' The truth of an idea is not a stagnant property inherent in it. Tri^tl] 'happ"1"-" tr> an ^J^ye^ is_ made, true by . events. Its verity js hi fact an event, a process,...
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The Bookman, Volume 29

Literature - 1909
...being consistent with it — for remember truth is not vcrifiability, but the process of verification. "Truth happens to an idea. It becomes true, is made true by events." At the time when John had the thought about Peter the thought was neither true nor false, for the process...
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Constrained Attitudes

Frank Moore Colby - 1910 - 249 pages
...being consistent with it—for remember truth is not verifiability, but the process of verification. 'Truth happens to an idea. It becomes true, is made true by events.' At the time when John had the thought about Peter the thought was neither true nor false, for the process...
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The Larger Aspects of Socialism, Volume 20

William English Walling - Socialism - 1913 - 406 pages
...those that we can assimilate, validate, corroborate and verify. False ideas are those that we can not. The truth of an idea is not a stagnant property inherent in it. Truth happens to an ^i,*.idea. It becomes true, is made true By events. Its verity is in fact an event, a process : the...
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Bergson and the Modern Spirit: An Essay in Constructive Thought

George Rowland Dodson - Philosophy, French - 1913 - 296 pages
...consistent with it — (^for remember, truth is not verifiability, but -the process of verification. Truth happens to • an idea. It becomes true, is made true by events.^ At the time when John had the thought about Peter, the thought was neither true nor false, for the...
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The Problem of Knowledge

Douglas Clyde Macintosh - Knowledge, Theory of - 1915 - 503 pages
...theory of what is meant by truth." 4 Stated with characteristic boldness, the teaching is as follows : " Truth happens to an idea. It becomes true, is made true by events. Its verity is^ in~fact an event, a process : the process, namely, of its verifying itself, its vm-fication. Its validity...
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