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" taken, is of a doctrinaire and authoritative complexion: the phrase 'must be' is ever on its lips. The bellyband of its universe must be tight. A radical pragmatist on the other hand is a happy-go-lucky anarchistic sort of creature. If he had to live... "
Pragmatism, a New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking: Popular Lectures on ... - Page 259
by William James - 1907 - 308 pages
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Science, Volume 26

Science - 1907
...these declarations remind one of many passages in the Principles: "The rationalist mind, radically taken, is of a doctrinaire and authoritative complexion:...sort of creature. If he had to live in a tub like Diogenes he wouldn't mind at all if the hoops were loose and the staves let in the sun" (pp. 259-60)....
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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
...not to see a temperamental difference at work in the choice of sides. The rationalist mind, radically taken, is of a doctrinaire and authoritative complexion. The phrase, ' must be,' is ever on his lips. The bellyband of its universe must be tight. A radical pragmatist, on the other hand, is...
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Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms

Merriam-Webster, Inc - Reference - 1984 - 940 pages
...framing laws, or in policies or decisions, especially those affecting others (the rationalist mind . . . is of a doctrinaire and authoritative complexion: the phrase “must be” is ever on its lips—James) (the most profound contribution to political thought in America, namely, the Federalist,...
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William James's Radical Reconstruction of Philosophy

Charlene Haddock Seigfried - Philosophy - 1990 - 433 pages
...temperament and these are explicated metaphorically. The rationalist mind is doctrinaire and authoritarian. “The belly-band of its universe must be tight. A...sort of creature. If he had to live in a tub like Diogenes he wouldn't mind at all if the hoops were loose and the staves let in the sun” (PM, 124)....
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William James: Pragmatism, in Focus

Doris Olin - Philosophy - 1992 - 251 pages
...not to see a temperamental difference at work in the choice of sides. The rationalist mind, radically taken, is of a doctrinaire and authoritative complexion:...sort of creature. If he had to live in a tub like Diogenes he wouldn't mind at all if the hoops were loose and the staves let in the sun. Now the idea...
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Cohesion and Dissent in America

Carol Colatrella, Joseph Alkana - Fiction - 1994 - 252 pages
...impossible not to see a temperamental difference at work in the choice of sides. The rationalist mind. . . is of a doctrinaire and authoritative complexion:...hand is a happy-golucky anarchistic sort of creature. (P. 123—25) James's imaginative and rhetorical debt to Emerson is evident. “Men resist the conclusion...
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Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics

Donald N. McCloskey, Deirdre N. McCloskey - Business & Economics - 1994 - 445 pages
...central planning of the intellectual marketplace. As James observed, "The rationalist mind, radically taken, is of a doctrinaire and authoritative complexion: the phrase 'must be' is ever on its lips" (James 1907 [1949], p. 259). I sometimes wonder if philosophers realize how much they sound like a...
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Pragmatism: A Contemporary Reader

Russell B. Goodman - Philosophy - 1995 - 317 pages
...not to see a temperamental difference at work in the choice of sides. The rationalist mind, radically taken, is of a doctrinaire and authoritative complexion:...sort of creature. If he had to live in a tub like Diogenes he wouldn't mind at all if the hoops were loose and the staves let in the sun. Now the idea...
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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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It’s All in the Game: A Nonfoundationalist Account of Law and Adjudication

Allan C. Hutchinson - Law - 2000 - 374 pages
...soundness of their work but for the bold invention of their proposals. Whereas the foundationalist mind is “of a doctrinaire and authoritative complexion: the phrase must be is ever on its lips:' a nonfoundational judge is more “a happy-go-lucky anarchistic sort of creature” who recognizes...
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