pragmatist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pragmatist a person who takes a practical approach to problems and is concerned primarily with the success or failure of her actions
    • n pragmatist an adherent of philosophical pragmatism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pragmatist One who is pragmatic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pragmatist One who is impertinently busy or meddling.
    • n pragmatist One who adheres to or professes the philosophy of pragmatism; more loosely, an opponent of rationalism and absolutism in philosophy; a supporter of the experimental method of reasoning in philosophy; a supporter of empiricism, but, unlike other empiricists, one who judges by consequences rather than by antecedents. See pragmatism, 3.
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Usage

In literature:

She is your only true pragmatist.
"The Friendly Road" by (AKA David Grayson) Ray Stannard Baker
Hodder kept an open mind, but he became a pragmatist so far.
"The Inside of the Cup, Complete" by Winston Churchill
He was the pragmatist, the Greek the idealist.
"The Unity of Civilization" by Various
You are a Pragmatist.
"Magic" by G.K. Chesterton
Without being able to define, or spell, or even pronounce the term, Sergeant Williamson was a strict pragmatist.
"Dearest" by Henry Beam Piper
The pragmatist jeers at reveries.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
They were both pragmatists.
"An Empty Bottle" by Mari Wolf
I ought to have considered fairly the pragmatist's theory of truth.
"The Sources Of Religious Insight" by Josiah Royce
It was very satisfactory to discover definitely that he was not a Pragmatist.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
He was not, to use the vicar's words, "a keen churchman," being on the whole an optimistic pragmatist rather than a devotee of dogma.
"The Gay Adventure" by Richard Bird
Andrei Androv was both an idealist and a pragmatist.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
And we would like very much for someone such as yourself, a pragmatist, to be involved.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
In fact, I expect you're a pragmatist already without knowing it.
"Humours of Irish Life" by Various
JOHN STEWART DICK, Pragmatist; Omaha, Nebraska.
"The Siege of the Seven Suitors" by Meredith Nicholson
You ought to join the band of "pragmatistic" or "humanistic" philosophers.
"The Letters of William James, Vol. II" by William James
Pragmatists are constantly denying that they hold the conclusions that their critics almost unanimously draw.
"International Congress of Arts and Science, Volume I" by Various
The pragmatist theory that "truth" is a belief which works well sometimes conflicts with common-sense and not with logic.
"The philosophy of B*rtr*nd R*ss*ll" by Various
Bergson and the pragmatists had shaken him out of his intellectual rut.
"Comrade Yetta" by Albert Edwards
Who says a poet can't be a pragmatist?
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
The pragmatists value themselves somewhat on being useful as well as being efficient for good and evil.
"The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays" by Thorstein Veblen
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In news:

Seeing Barack Obama as a pure- blooded pragmatist.
Pragmatist Paul Formica Best For GOP In 2nd District.
And that is characteristic of this idealistic president who, in a crunch, turns out to be -- like all successful politicians -- a pragmatist.
President Obama sees himself as the pragmatist holding GOP ideologues at bay in debt-limit talks.
Those close to Mr Cuomo say that he is above all a pragmatist , bent on reshaping Albany's paralyzed government so that it can once again be an effective and credible force in New Yorkers' lives.
Reid is more of a pragmatist , and personally moderate.
Chris Hayes critiques the Obama-as- pragmatist meme from the left The chief failure of Bushism, according to Sunstein, is not its content but its form.
Everyone understands what a pragmatist is.
Mitt Romney, America's Pragmatist .
A Pragmatist 's Guide to Building a Business Case for ERP.
Seeing Barack Obama as a pure-blooded pragmatist .
A Pragmatist 's Guide to Structuring IT Asset Data.
A Pragmatist 's Guide to Structuring IT Asset Data ( Page 1 of 2 ).
It is the widening schism between the purists and the pragmatists within America's religious right.
A pragmatist or a patsy of the liberal media.
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In science:

The pragmatist notes that restricted combinations of the algebra called minimal ideals can be used to replace the column spinor.
Classification of Multivector Theories and the Modification of the Postulates of Physics
For a unrestricted multivector wavefunction ψ only the scalar current sµ is conserved, so the pragmatist could interpret it as an observable and ignore the parts of eq. (3b) by taking the scalar part of eq. (3a).
Classification of Multivector Theories and the Modification of the Postulates of Physics
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