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Unformatted text preview: difference in abstract truth that doesnt express itself in a difference in concrete fact and in conduct consequent upon that fact imposed on somebody, somehow, somewhere and somewhen, The whole function of philosophy ought to be to find out what definite difference it will make to you and me., at definite instants of out life, if this world-formula or that world-formula be the true one. PRAGMATISM AS AN ATTITUDE OF ORIENTATION The attitude of looking away from first things, principles, categories, supposed necessities; and of looking towards last things, fruits consequences, facts. Pragmatism as a generic theory of what is meant by truth.-A new opinion counts as true just in proportion as it gratifies the individuals desire to assimilate the novel in his experience to his beliefs in stock....
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course PHIL 1204 taught by Professor Jcpitt during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.
- Fall '07