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" The pragmatic method in such cases is to try to interpret each notion by tracing its respective practical consequences. What difference would it practically make to any one if this notion rather than that notion were true? If no practical difference whatever... "
Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking : Popular Lectures on ... - Page 45
by William James - 1907 - 308 pages
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School Science and Mathematics, Volume 8

Science - 1908
...[pragmatic] method is simply to put an end to philosophical disputes by Inquiring what difference it would practically make to any one if this notion rather than that notion were true." I was at once reminded of recent geometrical discussions. I should like to see treated in your magazine...
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Pragmatism, a New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking: Popular Lectures on ...

William James - Pragmatism - 1907 - 308 pages
...of the world ; and disputes over such notions are unending. The pragmatic method in such cases is to try to interpret each notion by tracing its respective...idle. Whenever a dispute is serious, we ought to be \ able to show some practical difference that must follow from one side or the other's being right....
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The Philosophical Review, Volume 16

Jacob Gould Schurman, James Edwin Creighton, Frank Thilly, Gustavus Watts Cunningham - Philosophy - 1907
...interminable." Whenever a dispute arises, it asks for the practical consequences of the rival views. " What difference would it practically make to any one...idle. Whenever a dispute is serious, we ought to be able to show some practical difference that must follow from one side or the other's being right" (pp....
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Pragmatism, a New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking: Popular Lectures on ...

William James - Pragmatism - 1907 - 308 pages
...notion by- * tracing^ its respective practical consequences. What diffpTpnofl wnnlfT ifj~prn.pt.igfl.11y make to any one if this notion rather than that notion...idle. Whenever a dispute is serious, we ought to be able to show some practical difference that must follow from one side or the other's being right. A...
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Pragmatism, a New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking: Popular Lectures on ...

William James - Pragmatism - 1907 - 308 pages
...of the world; and disputes over such notions are unending. The pragmatic method in such cases is to try to interpret each notion by tracing its respective...consequences. What difference would it practically make to any oneif Jhis notion,., rather than thaJt^ notion were true ? If no practical difference whatever can...
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Mind

Electronic journals - 1908
...picturesque, is very far from lucid. We find on page 45 : " The pragmatic method in such cases is to try to interpret each notion by tracing its respective...practical difference whatever can be traced, then the observations mean practically the same thing, and all dispute is idle." On the next page it is said,...
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The Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods

Philosophy - 1909
...the Scriptures are to be at the bottom of all theological thought. James's language would convey : " what difference would it practically make to any one...if this notion rather than that notion were true." Turning now to the content of " Some Aspects of Rabbinic Theology," we notice that the aim which the...
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Essays in Experimental Logic

John Dewey - Logic - 1916 - 444 pages
...is assumed to be already ascertained. It reads: "What difference would it practically make to anyone if this notion rather than that notion were true ?...practically the same thing, and all dispute is idle" (p. 45). There can be "no difference in abstract truth that 1 Only those who have already lost in the...
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Present Day Tendencies in Education

William Bennett Bizzell, Marcus Homer Duncan - Education - 1918 - 256 pages
...with reference to its application to a practical problem: "The pragmatic method in such cases is to try to interpret each notion by tracing its respective...consequences. What difference would it practically make to anyone if this notion rather than that notion were true?"3 The advocates lay great stress on the "attitude...
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The Bookman, Volume 26

Books - 1908
...discussion by giving up the pretence of finality in truth, and simply asking, in regard to any question, "What difference would it practically make to any...if this notion rather than that notion were true?" Here a learned opponent, adopting a sort of slang which pragmatism does not disdain to use, has defined...
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