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" The true,' to put it very briefly, is only the expedient in the way of our thinking, just as 'the right' is only the expedient in the way of our behaving. Expedient in almost any fashion; and expedient in the long run and on the whole of course; for what... "
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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Pragmatism, a New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking: Popular Lectures on ...

William James - Philosophy - 1907 - 308 pages
...as 'the right ' is only the expedient in the way of i our behaving. Expedient in almost any fashion; and expedient in the long run and on the whole of...formulas. The 'absolutely' true, meaning what no far222 ther experience will ever alter, is that ideal vanishing-point towards which we imagine that all ;...
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The Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods

Philosophy - 1907
...as 'the right' is only the expedient in the way of our behaving. Expedient in almost any fashion ; and expedient in the long run and on the whole, of...present formulas. The 'absolutely' true, meaning what no further experience will ever alter, is that ideal vanishing-point towards which we imagine that all...
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Pragmatism, a New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking: Popular Lectures on ...

William James - Pragmatism - 1907 - 308 pages
...as ' the right ' is only the expedient in the way of our behaving. Expedjfintjn almost any fashion; and expedient in the long run and on the whole of...present formulas. The 'absolutely' true, meaning what no farther experience will ever alter, is that ideal vanishing-point towards which we imagine that all...
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Pragmatism, a New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking: Popular Lectures on ...

William James - Pragmatism - 1907 - 308 pages
...' is only the expedient in the way of our behaving. Expedient in almost anyfashion; ,andLexpfidient in the long run and on the whole , of course; for...formulas. The 'absolutely' true, meaning what no far222 / \ ther experience will ever alter, is that ideal van\ishing-point towards which we imagine that all...
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Mind

Philosophy - 1908
...as ' the right ' is only the expedient in the way of our behaving. Expedient in almost any fashion ; and expedient in the long run and on the whole of...satisfactorily. Experience, as we know, has ways of bailing over, and making us correct our present formulas " (Pragmatism, 1907, p. 222 ; the first two...
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The Meaning of Truth: A Sequel to "Pragmatism,"

William James - Reality - 1909 - 297 pages
...behaving. 1 Expedient in almost any fashion, and expedient in the long run and on the whole, oJLcQurse.; for what meets expediently all the experience in sight...over, and making us correct our present formulas.' This account of truth, following upon the similar ones given by Messrs. Dewey and Schiller, has occasioned...
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Studies in Language and Literature in Celebration of the Seventieth Birthday ...

Clark Sutherland Northup, Martin Wright Sampson, William Strunk, Frank Thilly - English literature - 1910 - 520 pages
...just as the right is only the expedient in the way of our behaving. Expedient hi almost any fashion; and expedient in the long run and on the whole of...experience in sight won't necessarily meet all farther experience equally satisfactorily. The first part of reality is the flux of our sensations. Sensations...
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The Yale Review, Volume 1

George Park Fisher, George Burton Adams, Henry Walcott Farnam, Arthur Twining Hadley, John Christopher Schwab, William Fremont Blackman, Edward Gaylord Bourne, Henry Crosby Emery, Irving Fisher, Wilbur Lucius Cross - Little magazines - 1912
...as 'the right' is only the expedient in the 'way of our behaving. Expedient in almost any fashion; and expedient in the long run and on the whole, of...meet all farther experiences equally satisfactorily." Quite true. The reality of the universe will eventually turn and rend an idea which is "expedient"...
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The Living Age, Volume 276

Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1913
...just as 'the right' is only the expedient in the way of our behaving. Expedient in almost any fashion; and expedient in the long run and on the whole, of...meet all farther experiences equally satisfactorily." Unfortunately, Pragmatists, in practice, and often in the exposition of their theory, lose sight of...
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The Philosophers : Their Lives and the Nature of their Thought: Their Lives ...

Ben-Ami Scharfstein Professor of Philosophy Tel-Aviv University - Philosophy - 1980 - 496 pages
...just as 'the right' is only the expedient in the way of our behaving. Expedient in almost any fashion; and expedient in the long run and on the whole of...experience in sight won't necessarily meet all farther experience equally satisfactorily. Experience, as we know, has a way of boiling over, and of making...
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