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pragmaticism

[prag-mat-uh-siz-uh m] /prægˈmæt əˌsɪz əm/
noun
1.
the pragmatist philosophy of C. S. Peirce, chiefly a theory of meaning: so called by him to distinguish it from the pragmatism of William James.
Origin
1905
1905; pragmatic + -ism
Related forms
antipragmaticism, noun
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Examples for pragmaticism
  • He does not seem to have any sense of pragmaticism or intellectual curiosity.
Word Origin and History for pragmaticism
n.

1865, "officiousness," from pragmatic + -ism. From 1905 as a term in philosophy by American philosopher C.S. Peirce (1839-1914).

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