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Pragmatism, a New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking: Popular Lectures on ... - Page 222
by William James - 1907 - 308 pages
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Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Volume 8

Philosophy - 1908
...he says, " is only the expedient in the way of our thinking " (p. 222). But, he immediately adds : " Expedient in the long run, and on the whole, of course...the experience in sight won't necessarily meet all further experiences equally satisfactorily." Here, therefore, we have something else that he might...
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The Meaning of Truth: A Sequel to "Pragmatism,"

William James - Reality - 1909 - 297 pages
...‘The true, to put it ve¿briefl¿jj¿ 1 the right i3 only the expedient in the way o/o¿y¿ ¿having. Expedient in almost any fashion, and expedient in...meet all farther experiences equally satisfactorily. Ex-. perience, as we know, has ways of boiling over, and making us correct our present formulas.' This...
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William James: Pragmatism, in Focus

Doris Olin - Philosophy - 1992 - 251 pages
...(a) and (b) at the same time: 'The true'. . . is only the expedient in the way of our thinking. . . . Expedient in almost any fashion; and expedient in...farther experiences equally satisfactorily. Experience . . . has ways of boiling over, and making us correct our present formulas. (P: 109) It seems, however,...
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Twelve Great Philosophers: A Historical Introduction to Human Nature

Wayne P. Pomerleau - Philosophy - 1997 - 473 pages
...expedient thinking, as what is "right" is identified (by both Mill and James) with expedient behavior. "Expedient in almost any fashion; and expedient in the long run and on the whole of course." And we should beware of imagining that any of our factual truths, definitions, matters of principle,...
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Pluralism: The Philosophy and Politics of Diversity

Maria Baghramian, Attracta Ingram - Philosophy - 2000 - 267 pages
...following way: The true', to put it very briefly, is only the expedient in the way of our thinking ... [e]xpedient in almost any fashion; and expedient in the long run and on the whole of course ... The ‘absolutely' true, meaning what no farther experience will ever alter, is that ideal vanishing-point...
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Pluralism: The Philosophy and Politics of Diversity

Maria Baghramian, Attracta Ingram - Philosophy - 2000 - 267 pages
...following way: "TJsc true \ to put it very briefly, is only the expedient in the way of our thinking ... [expedient in almost any fashion; and expedient in the long run and on the whole of course ... The 'absolutely' true, meaning what no farther experience will ever alter, is that ideal vanishing-point...
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Philosophical Studies, Volume 5

G. E. Moore - Philosophy - 2000 - 342 pages
...he says, “is only the expedient in the way of our thinking” (p. 222). But he immediately adds: Expedient in the long run, and on the whole, of course;...the experience in sight won't necessarily meet all further experiences equally satisfactorily.” Here, therefore, we have something else that he might...
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The Cambridge History of Philosophy 1870-1945

Thomas Baldwin - History - 2003 - 959 pages
...continues 'Expedient in almost any fashion', it is important to note how the paragraph fmishes: . . . and expedient in the long run and on the whole of...over, and making us correct our present formulas. James agrees that true propositions will 'agree with reality'; but this must mean that we are 'guided...
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William James and a Science of Religions: Reexperiencing The Varieties of ...

Wayne Proudfoot - Religion - 2004 - 138 pages
...only the expedient in the way of our thinking, just as "the right" is only the expedient in our way of behaving. Expedient in almost any fashion; and expedient...meet all farther experiences equally satisfactorily. 12 It would be unwise to assume that James in 1902 already had clearly in mind the views about truth...
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Contemporary Pragmatism

John R. Shook, [Anonymus AC07494793], Paulo Ghiraldelli - 2004 - 191 pages
...written that “the true ... is only the expedient in the way of belief” he had gone on to explain, “expedient in the long run and on the whole of course;...the experience in sight won't necessarily meet all further experience equally satisfactorily. Experience ... has ways of boiling over, and making us correct...
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