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" And the tangible fact at the root of all our thought-distinctions, however subtle, is that there is no one of them so fine as to consist in anything but a possible difference of practice. "
The Meaning of Truth: A Sequel to "Pragmatism," - Page 40
by William James - 1909 - 297 pages
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Mind, Volume 4

Philosophy - 1879
...action or a habit. Beliefs aVe distinguished by the different modes of action to which they give rise. There is no distinction of meaning so fine as to consist...in anything but a possible difference of practice. Our idea of anything is our idea of its sensible effects. To attain the highest degree of clearness...
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Mind, Volume 10

George Croom Robertson, George Frederick Stout, George Edward Moore - Philosophy - 1885
...either case you and I seem knit into a continuous world, and not to form a pair of solipsisms. 1 " There is no distinction of meaning so fine as to consist in anything but a jicwible difference of practice. ... It appears, then, that the ruli/ for attaining the [highest] grade...
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Mind, Volume 10

George Croom Robertson, George Frederick Stout, George Edward Moore - Philosophy - 1885
...either case you and I seem knit into a continuous world, and not to form a pair of solipsisms. 1 " There is no distinction of meaning so fine as to consist...is as follows : Consider what effects, which might conceivaUy have practical bearings, we conceive the object of our conception to have. Then, our conception...
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mind

george croom robertson - 1885
...continuous world, and not to funn a pair of solipsisms. 1 " There is no distinction of meaning so line as to consist in anything but a possible difference of practice. ... It appears, then, that the role for attaining the [highest] grade of clearness ot apprehension is as follows: Consider what elfects,...
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The Monist, Volume 2

Paul Carus - Philosophy - 1892
...practical, as the root of every real distinction of thought, no matter how subtile it may be ; and there is no distinction of meaning so fine as to consist...in anything but a possible difference of practice" (ibid. p. 293). Mr. Peirce is very far from considering philosophy as a mere matter of speculation...
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The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 12

Science - 1878
...practical, as the root of every real distinction of thought, no matter how subtile it may be ; and there is no distinction of meaning so fine as to consist...in anything but a possible difference of practice. To see what this principle leads to, consider in the light of it such a doctrine as that of transubstantiation....
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The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature

William James - Philosophy - 1902 - 526 pages
...significance; and the tangible fact at the root of all our thought-distinctions is that there is no one of them so fine as to consist in anything but a possible difference of practice. To attain perfect clearness in our thoughts of an object, we need then only consider what sensations,...
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Catholic World, Volume 83

1906
...significance; and the tangible fact at the root of all our thought distinctions is that there is no one of them so fine as to consist in anything but a possible difference of practice. To attain perfect clearness in our * Lex Orandi. P. xxxi. thoughts of an object, we need, then, consider...
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University Chronicle, Volume 1

History - 1898
...tangible fact at the root of all our thought-distinctions, however subtle, is that there is no one of them so fine as to consist in anything but a possible difference of practice. To attain perfect clearness in our thoughts of an object, then, we need only consider what effects...
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