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Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking : Popular Lectures on ... - Page 51
by William James - 1907 - 308 pages
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Education, Volume 28

Education - 1908
...derived from the Greek word rrpay/m (pragma), action, from which our word practice comes. As a system, it means " the empiricist temper regnant and the rationalist...artificiality and the pretence of finality in truth." It does not stand for any special results, but is " a method only." And what is the pragmatic method?...
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Pragmatism, a New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking: Popular Lectures on ...

William James - Pragmatism - 1907 - 308 pages
...from bad a priori reasons, from fixed principles, closed systems, and pretended absolutes and origins. He turns towards concreteness and adequacy, towards...truth. At the same time it does not stand for any special results. It is a method only. But the general triumph of that method would mean an enormous...
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Pragmatism, a New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking: Popular Lectures on ...

William James - Philosophy - 1907 - 308 pages
...towards power. That means the em-l'/ piricist temper regnant and the rationalist temper sincerely jjiyeji .up. It means the open' air and possibilities of nature,...truth. At the same time it does not stand for any n , special results j' It is a niethod_only.\ But the ^3 general triumph of that method would mean...
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Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking : Popular Lectures on ...

William James - Pragmatism - 1907 - 308 pages
...towards/concrete- 1 ness and adequacy, towardsjacts, towards action_and towards power:) That means the ei piricist temper regnant and the rationalist temper sincerely...against] dogma, artificiality, and the pretence of finalitj in truth. At the same time it does not stand for any special results. It is a method only....
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Pragmatism, a New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking: Popular Lectures on ...

William James - Pragmatism - 1907 - 308 pages
...bad a priori reasons,, from fixed principles,j;losed systpmsj and prrtondod nbin lutes and origins. He turns towards concreteness and adequacy, towards...the empiricist temper regnant and the rationalist M temper sincerely given up. It means the opeji air and possibilities of nature,. jas against ^^...
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The Philosophical Review, Volume 16

Jacob Gould Schurman, James Edwin Creighton, Frank Thilly, Gustavus Watts Cunningham - Philosophy - 1907
...necessities ; and of looking toward last things, fruits, consequences, facts" (italics the author's). It means "the empiricist temper regnant and the rationalist temper sincerely given up" (pp. 54-5, 51). Here is perhaps the parting of the ways. And yet I fail to find anything in the "method,"...
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The Monist, Volume 18

Edward C. Hegeler - Philosophy - 1908
...professional philosophers. He turns away from abstractions .... from fixed principles, closed systems .... He turns towards concreteness and adequacy, towards facts, towards action and towards power." He adds p. 51 : "That means the empiricist temper regnant and the rationalist temper sincerely given...
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Truth on Trial: An Exposition of the Nature of Truth, Preceded by a Critique ...

Paul Carus - Pragmatism - 1911 - 138 pages
...towards concreteness and adequacy, towards facts, towards action and towards power." He adds p. 51 : "That means the empiricist temper regnant and the rationalist temper sincerely given up." But the facts of Professor James are not facts in the usual sense of the word. They are psychical states,...
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Truth on Trial: An Exposition of the Nature of Truth, Preceded by a Critique ...

Paul Carus - Pragmatism - 1911 - 138 pages
...professional philosophers. He turns away from abstractions.... from fixed principles, closed systems.... He turns towards concreteness and adequacy, towards facts, towards action and towards power." He adds p. 51: "That means the empiricist temper regnant and the rationalist temper sincerely given...
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Proceedings, Volume 8

American Political Science Association - Political science - 1912
...elucidate the question of a future life by taking a pol1. William James claims for the pragmatist temper 'the open air and possibilities of nature, as against...artificiality, and the pretence of finality in truth.' A thing which simply is true, whether you like it or not, is to him as hateful as a Russian autocracy."...
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