1A pragmatic attitude or policy: ideology was tempered with pragmatism
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- This is indicative of the sentiment-eschewing pragmatism that has been characteristic of a driven performer.
- Fortunately, democratic politics normally are characterized by pragmatism and compromise, not ideology.
- For a government that prides itself on pragmatism and prudence, this is a policy that astonishes in its fecklessness and recklessness.
2 Philosophy An approach that assesses the truth of meaning of theories or beliefs in terms of the success of their practical application.
- The alternative to pragmatism is epistemological realism.
- In such formulations, there are striking similarities between Critical Theory and American pragmatism.
- The primacy of the practical is what links American pragmatism and Heidegger's hermeneutic phenomenology.
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