Pragmatism

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  • Pragmatism In William James's Philosophical Conceptions And Practical Ideas

    The original pragmatic maxim and the whole creation of pragmatism derive their origins from Charles Pierce, the creator of pragmatism and its principle. The pragmatic principle that Pierce develops can be put forth from his essay, “How To Make Our Ideas Clear”, that “our idea of anything is our idea of its sensible effects.” (56) According to Pierce, pragmatism says our understanding or meanings of objects and beliefs formulate because of the qualities and characteristics that the objects and beliefs posses along with their resulting practical utilities. An example that Pierce offers in regards to his pragmatic principle is the Christian religious ritual of transubstantiation. Transubstantiation involves the use of bread and wine in the ritual’s…

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  • The Theoretical Framework Of Educational Philosophy

    Philosophy of Education Essay Sharon D. Lewis Walden University Theoretical Framework of Educational Philosophy Pragmatism is a philosophical movement that includes those who claim that an ideology or proposition is true if it works satisfactorily, that the meaning of a proposition is to be found in the practical consequences of accepting it, and that unpractical ideas are to be rejected. The pragmatic method is primarily a method of settling philosophical or spiritual disputes that…

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  • Comparison Of Religion In James's The Varieties Of Religious Experience

    Experience, exemplifies pragmatism application to religion; throughout the work, James frequently employs the pragmatic maxim, and, thus, there is a considerable overlap between his two works. Throughout The Varieties, James ' highlights the way in which the effectiveness of religious experience in providing comfort and fulfilment in the lives of their believers confirms their truth. Not only are the disciplines of science and religion considered to be contentious by nature, by many religious…

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  • Existentialism Reflection Paper

    of educational styles. Today, four basic educational philosophies exist including idealism, realism, pragmatism, and existentialism. All four philosophies are very different, but all strive for the same goal, to better our education system. Although every teacher has a different style of teaching that can be considered their own, they all adhere to one of the four basic philosophies. However, It may take a teacher many years to master, and recognize their style as one of the philosophies.…

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  • Analysis Of Rene Descartes And Pragmatism's Conception Of Truth

    William James. Rene Descartes delves deeper into the topic of the truth in his philosophical work, “Discourse on Method,” whereas William James further explores the truth, from a distinct perspective, in his philosophical works, “What Pragmatism Means,” and “Pragmatism’s Conception of Truth.” Although both philosophers examine…

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  • Importance Of Nursing Reflection

    It is important to find out how reflection is carried out as this is an essential constituent in human learning and development. Reflection is a complex cognitive activity where evidence is generated from own practice, which can then be applied into practice. To discuss, what kind of new learning is possible from reflection, literature related three models of reflections is reviewed. John Dewey (Dewey, 1933, as cited in Rolfe, 2011, p.34), an eminent educationalist and philosopher claimed that…

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  • Deweyan Democratic Plationism And Rortyan Ironism?

    There are many differing views about democracy, but “currently, there are three prominent streams within pragmatic political philosophy: Deweyan democratic perfectionism, Rortyan ironism, and pragmatist epistemic deliberativism” (Talise 2014 123) that provide for the conception of liberal democracy and its implementation. Though each of these philosophical explanations offer their own unique conception of democracy along with how to fulfill democracy’s enactment, pragmatist epistemic…

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  • Importance Of Pragmatism

    Pragmatism is a Philosophical movement or system having various forms, but generally stressing practical consequences as constituting the essential criterion in determining meaning truth or value. The word Pragmatism as a piece of technical terminology in philosophy refers to a specific set of associated philosophical views originating in the late 19th century. Pragmatism as a Philosophical movement began in the United States in the 1870s; C.S. Peirce is given credit for its development along…

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  • The Effects Of Pragmatism

    Regardless of the often time gloomy nature of their residence the Jews has regularly been well behaved citizens in hostile societies. Even with the Jews acute use of pragmatism they were still faced with wide spread violence and acts of genocide throughout there tumultuous history. Pragmatism alone has not allowed them to maintain their faith and culture in the face of these insurmountable obstacles; they also have needed to develop a deep sense of resolve in their faith which has allowed them…

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  • The American Pragmatism Theory

    I feel I can relate to the American pragmatism theory outlined by Amer (2013) which “emphasizes the importance of experience, reflection, lifelong learning, and the relationship of theory to practice”. Nurses who practice American pragmatism focus on finding solutions collectively and through creatively, as well as, encouraging other (our patients and or fellow coworkers) “to find hope in the midst of despair” (Amer, 2013). Why do I relate to this philosophy? Probably because of how nursing is…

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