phi 105 week 3 checkpoint The philosophy known as pragmatism

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The philosophy known as pragmatism or American pragmatism, is the philosophy where practical and consequences are the essential elements of meaning and truth, “Pragmatists rejects the idea that there is such a thing as fixed, absolute truth, instead they believed that truth is relative to a time, place and purpose and is forever changing with new information.” (Moore & Burder, 2008. p.222). Charles Sanders Pierce began the pragmatic movement in America in 1870 and was credited with inventing pragmatism. Pierce had two ways of looking at or find a meaning of an ideas was, “that almost every proposition of ontological metaphysics is either meaningless…or else…absurd, as for truth…the opinion which is fated to be ultimately agreed by all who investigate, is what we mean by the truth.” (Moore & Burder, 2008. p.222). In such pragmatists argued that any truth or meaning of an idea is directly related to its practical outcome. Bertrand Russell a philosopher in mathematics was looking for a satisfactory account
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2010 for the course FACULTY PHI/105 taught by Professor Jillhunt during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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