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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... "
The Meaning of Truth: A Sequel to "Pragmatism," - Page vii
by William James - 1909 - 297 pages
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The Cambridge Companion to William James

Ruth Anna Putnam - Philosophy - 1997 - 406 pages
...paragraphs in Pragmatism. Let me quote them in full: "The true," to put it very briefly, is only the expedient in the way of our thinking, just as "the...over, and making us correct our present formulas. The "absolutely" true, meaning what no farther experience will ever alter, is that ideal vanishing-point...
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Lasting Change: The Shared Values Process That Makes Companies Great

Rob Lebow, William L. Simon - Business & Economics - 1997 - 304 pages
...improvements in the bottom line as well. l B Attaining Lasting Change Through Shared Values Experience has ways of "boiling over" and making us correct our present formulas. Lloyd Morris After ten years of introducing the Shared Values Process into companies, we have come...
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Pragmatism and Other Writings

William James - Psychology - 2000 - 358 pages
...of there being any habit to exist in the intervals. 'The true, ' to put it very briefly, is only the expedient in the way of our thinking, just as 'the...over, and making us correct our present formulas. The 'absolutely' true, meaning what no farther experience will ever alter, is that ideal vanishing-point...
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Gertrude Stein, Writer and Thinker

Claudia Franken - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 393 pages
..."wedded" (PU 114). Primary experience and conceptual articulation arc at odds with each other: experience "has ways of boiling over, and making us correct our present formulas" (PRAG 106), yet common language transcribes the boiling "flux of experience" into "stagnant and petrified"...
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The Nature of Truth: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives

Michael Patrick Lynch - Philosophy - 2001 - 802 pages
...of there being any habit to exist in the intervals. 'The true', to put it very briefly, is only the expedient in the way of our thinking, just as 'the...over, and making us correct our present formulas. The 'absolutely' true, meaning what no further experience will ever alter, is that ideal vanishing-point...
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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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Reason, Truth, and Theology in Pragmatist Perspective

Paul D. Murray - Philosophy - 2004 - 280 pages
...of course, for what meets expediently all the experience in sight won't necessarily meet all further experiences equally satisfactorily. Experience, as...over, and making us correct our present formulas. Quite apart from the clear emphasis laid upon expediency 'in the long run and on the whole of course'...
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Handbook of Epistemology

I. Niiniluoto, Matti Sintonen, Jan Wolenski - Philosophy - 2004 - 1052 pages
...forgotten that James continued: 'expedient in the long run and on the whole of course; for experience has ways of boiling over, and making us correct our present formulas'. On the tangle of questions about independence and accessibility that concerns us here, perhaps the...
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Contemporary Pragmatism

John R. Shook, [Anonymus AC07494793], Paulo Ghiraldelli - 2004 - 191 pages
...experience in sight won't necessarily meet all further experience equally satisfactorily. Experience ... has ways of boiling over, and making us correct our present formulas" t 1907, 106). The robustness of James's response crucially depends on his keeping his account firmly...
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Truth: A Guide

Simon Blackburn - Philosophy - 2005 - 272 pages
...pp. 19-36, and those from James from pp. 55-71. 4. '"The True," to put it very briefly, is only the expedient in the way of our thinking, just as "the...over, and making us correct our present formulas' (William James, Pragmatism, New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1907, p. 2.22.). Hilary Putnam defends...
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