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Synonyms for pragmatism

(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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His philosophical interests range from American pragmatism and the philosophy of religion (especially religious naturalism) to health care and environmental ethics.
Thus, Koopman provides two potential--and seemingly unlikely--ways forward after genealogy: The American pragmatism of Dewey and the critical theory of Habermas.
Other strategies include appropriating established philosophies, such as American pragmatism, to uncover new epistemic tools, such as the aesthetic qualities of experience, which can assist in the decolonizing of religion as Tirres argues.
After an editorial introduction, each chapter is a self-contained study of classical thinkers like Plato and Aristotle, ancient and modern skepticism, Anglo-Scottish empiricism, Kant and German transcendentalism, American pragmatism, two ways of naturalizing epistemology between Quine and Goldman, Edmund Gettier's 1963 challenge to the epistemological status quo of "justified true belief," and a final chapter exploring current and developing ideas epistemologists are discussing.
Whereas Olson draws on the concepts of Henri Lefebvre to situate the work of Stein, Joyce, Proust, and Stevens in various social, historical and personal contexts, however, Phillips prefers to use Kierkegaard and American pragmatism to make her case for everyday poetics.
My intention here is to determine how, in Kirk's opinion, classical British conservatism and classical American pragmatism contradict each other and to assess the validity of Kirk's view.
If we accept Cornel West's definitions of American pragmatism as "a variety of creative interpretations of the Emersonian notions of power, provocation, and personality" (42) and as "less a philosophical tradition .
Its innovative proposals are grounded in classical American Pragmatism.
This paper argues that Holmes's dissents both reflect and revise pragmatist philosophy and that the proliferation of dissents has to do with American pragmatism.
RELIGION IN AMERICA: A POLITICAL HISTORY comes from a French political scientist who argues that religion has played a key role in the American republic's formation because of its blend of skepticism, American pragmatism, and religious innovation over two centuries of American history.
Moreno follows the growth of this seed through two centuries of political and cultural development, hovering on certain themes such as the emergence of American pragmatism and progressivism.
However, it is equally possible to approach Williams's autobiography and then see him as participating in what one might loosely call a broad phenomenological rebellion against tradition that has little to do with Unitarianism or even American pragmatism.
Rorty (1979) in his ground-breaking Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature positioned himself in close proximity to Wittgenstein, Heidegger and Dewey as he sought to rework and to redefine the tradition of American pragmatism.
John Shook, in a similar manner, describes American pragmatism and French Catholic Modernism as "reactions against both rationalism and conservatism" (59), though condemnation of "modernism" in Pascendi dominici gregis (1907) proved considerably more influential for French Catholic philosophers.
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