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" Let me now say only this, that truth is one species of good, and not, as is usually supposed, a category distinct from good, and co-ordinate with it. The true is the name of whatever proves itself to be good in the way of belief, and good, too, for definite,... "
Pragmatism, a New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking: Popular Lectures on ... - Page 76
by William James - 1907 - 308 pages
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Philosophy - 1908
...one species of good, and not, as is usually supposed, it category distinct from good, and co-ordinate with it. The true is the name of whatever proves itself...belief, and good, too, for definite assignable reasons " (p. 75). This first sketch is worked out in the chapter on The Notion of Truth. Here we read : "...
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Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking : Popular Lectures on ...

William James - Pragmatism - 1907 - 308 pages
...right ever and anon to take a moral holiday, to let the world wag in its own way, feeling that ijs issues are in 'better hands than ours and are none...name of whatever \* ) proves itself to be good in the -Tfrr^ af frgfa^^ I and good, too, for jle finite, asjtignjMe-xeafQns^ Surely you must admit this,...
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The Philosophical Review, Volume 16

Jacob Gould Schurman, James Edwin Creighton, Frank Thilly, Gustavus Watts Cunningham - Philosophy - 1907
...Professor James tells us, is "a genetic theory of what is meant by truth." " The true," he writes, "is the name of whatever proves itself to be good...belief, and good, too, for definite assignable reasons ' ' (p. 76; italics the author's). We cannot "keep the notion of what is better for us, and what is...
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The Monist, Volume 18

Edward C. Hegeler - Philosophy - 1908
...conception of truth. Let us see what he makes of it. We read on page 76 an italicized definition of truth: "The true is the name of whatever proves itself to...and good, too, for definite, assignable reasons." Professor James seems to outdo Bentham's utilitarianism. He continues: "If there were no good for life...
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Le pragmatisme: étude de ses diverses formes anglo-américaines, françaises ...

Marcel Hébert - Pragmatism - 1908 - 105 pages
...là, cette assertion de W. James que le vrai est une espèce de genre bien : « The true, ajoute-t-il, is the name of whatever proves itself to be good in...and good, too, for definite, assignable reasons». (Pragmatism p. 76). Et plus loin : « What would be better for us to beliève ? This sounds very like...
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The Monist, Volume 19

Edward C. Hegeler - Philosophy - 1909
...still, in his own book. Pragmatism. He says: "The true is the name of whatever proves itself to be goou in the way of belief, and good, too, for definite, assignable reasons." — Pragm. p. 76. " 'What would be better for us to believe' ! This sounds very like a definition of...
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Faith and Its Psychology

William Ralph Inge - Faith - 1910 - 248 pages
...its sole significance.'1 From 1 Professor W. James, Pragmatism, p. 46 this it is made to follow that the ' true is the name of whatever proves itself to...belief, and good too for definite assignable reasons.' l Professor James is so uncompromising an advocate of the practical principle as the ground of Faith...
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Truth on Trial: An Exposition of the Nature of Truth, Preceded by a Critique ...

Paul Carus - Pragmatism - 1911 - 138 pages
...conception of truth. Let us see what he makes of it. We read on page 76 an italicized definition of truth: "The true is the name of whatever proves itself to...and good, too, for definite, assignable reasons." Professor James seems to outdo Bentham's utilitarianism. He continues : "If there were no good for...
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Truth on Trial: An Exposition of the Nature of Truth, Preceded by a Critique ...

Paul Carus - Pragmatism - 1911 - 138 pages
...in his own book, Pragmatism. He says: ^ "The true is the name of whatever proves itself to be gooa in the way of belief, and good, too, for definite, assignable reasons." —Pragm. p. 76. " 'What would be better for us to believe'! This sounds very like a definition of...
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Vital lies: studies of some varieties of recent obscurantism, Volume 1

Vernon Lee - Pragmatism - 1912
...learn what information is added by Professor James's variation on this utilitarian formula, namely, " true is the name of whatever proves itself to be good...belief, and good too, for definite, assignable reasons." This formula requires interpretation, for it can be interpreted in two ways, according to the reference...
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