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(philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value

the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth

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In that spirit, the conceptual option of practicalism has recently entered the fray.
Work teams, production brigades, radical cadres, and the Geological Institute Mao Zedong Thought Combat Regiment took up arms and poster polemics against poisonous weeds, running dogs, "sinister henchmen," "fat revisionists," right deviationists, traitors, renegades, scabs and swindlers, bandit gangs, "monsters and freaks," Trotskyism, "eclecticism," "unprincipled practicalism," and "myopic routinism.
These biases have a fourfold origin: egoism that cannot get beyond oneself; the groupism that promotes its own interests in ruthless despite of the community's good; short-sighted practicalism that refuses to pay the cost of learning beyond the ad hoc matter at hand.
Rather than collapsing of theory/practice into a practicalism (where the subaltern equals knowledge), Dunayevskaya raised the contradiction between intellectual and subaltern.
3 Spearman, the quantitative imperative, and practicalism