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Pragmatism, a New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking: Popular Lectures on ... - Page 75
by William James - 1907 - 308 pages
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 209

1909
...central point of Messrs. Schiller's and Dewey's and my own doctrine of truth. . . . Let me now only say 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...
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William James: His Life and Thought

Gerald Eugene Myers - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 628 pages
...notion of truth with a world outlook, however, his enthusiasm was abundant. James wrote in Pragmatism: 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...
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William James's Radical Reconstruction of Philosophy

Charlene Haddock Seigfried - Philosophy - 1990 - 433 pages
...been undertaken throughout this book. 6. Truth as Value for Life It is a central tenet of pragmatism that “truth is one species of good, and not, as is usually supposed, a category distinct from good, and coordinate with it. The true is the name of whatever proves...
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Pragmatism: From Peirce to Davidson

John Peter Murphy - Philosophy - 1990 - 152 pages
...pragmatic meaning in it. What is one saying of a belief in saying that it is true? James's response is that truth is one species of good, and not, as is usually supposed, a category distinct from good, and coordinate with it. The true is the name of whatever proves...
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Morality and Moral Theory : A Reappraisal and Reaffirmation: A Reappraisal ...

Robert B. Louden Associate Professor of Philosophy University of Southern Maine - Philosophy - 1992 - 256 pages
...to do, which is Ethics." 29 Truth itself is assigned a moral basis in William James's pronouncement that "truth is one species of good, and not, as is usually supposed, a category distinct from good, and co-ordinate with it." 30 This commitment to the priority...
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Philosophical Essays

Bertrand Russell - Philosophy - 1994 - 159 pages
...here upon the very central point of Messrs Schiller's, Dewey's and my own doctrine of truth. . . . 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...
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The Harlem Renaissance in Black and White

George Hutchinson - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 541 pages
...that the aesthetic function cannot be divorced from the "practical and moral," or from James's idea that "truth is one species of good and not, as is usually supposed, a category distinct from the good, and coordinate with it. The true is the name of whatever...
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Tragic Thoughts at the End of Philosophy: Language, Literature, and Ethical ...

Gerald L. Bruns - Literary Criticism & Collections - 1999 - 299 pages
...with it." 7 For as West says, lames reinterprets the true as the good, or as James himself puts it: "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...
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A Religion of Nature

Donald A. Crosby - Nature - 2002 - 200 pages
...beings within their patterns of interrelatedness. 9 Philosopher William James, for his part, insists that “truth is one species of good, and not, as is usually supposed, a category distinct from good.” His reason for this initially rather startling assertion...
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Logical and Philosophical Papers, 1909-13

Bertrand Russell - Philosophy - 1992 - 562 pages
...very central point of Messrs. Schiller's, Dewey's and my own doctrine of truth.... Let me now only say 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...
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