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Page 477 - The pragmatic method is primarily a method of settling metaphysical disputes that otherwise might be interminable. . . . The pragmatic method in such cases is to try to interpret each notion by tracing its respective practical consequences (p. 45). Theories thus become instruments, not answers to enigmas, in which we can rest (p. 53).
Page 112 - of his vocation. Now, let us turn to consider the relative importance of proper education. Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.
Page 477 - The truth of an idea is not a stagnant property inherent in it. Truth happens to an idea. It becomes true, is made true by events. Its verity is in fact an event, a process (p.
Page 477 - 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 (p. 222).
Page 206 - Accurate and minute measurement seems to the non-scientific imagination a less lofty and dignified work than the looking for something new. But nearly all the grandest discoveries of science have been the reward of accurate measurement and patient, long-continued labor in the minute sifting of numerical results.
Page 478 - Rationalism sticks to logic and the empyrean. Empiricism sticks to the external senses. Pragmatism is willing to take anything, to follow either logic or the senses and to count the humblest and most personal experiences. She will count mystical experiences if they have
Page 533 - The following species are excluded from consideration in selecting the types of genera: (a) Species which were not included under the generic name at the time of its original publication. (ß) Species which were species inquirendœ from the standpoint of the author of the generic name at the time of its publication.
Page 533 - applied in the following order of precedence: I. Cases in which the generic type is accepted solely upon the basis of the original publication— (a) When in the original publication of a genus, one of the species is definitely designated as type, this species shall be accepted as type regardless of any other considerations. (Type by original designation.)
Page 478 - I lived with visions for my company Instead of men and women years ago, And found them gentle mates, nor thought to know A sweeter music than they played to me.