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Unformatted text preview: without honesty to confront these human problems life can only deteriorate and that the individual will find no meaning or value in life. On the contrary in the United States John Deweys idea of pragmatism is known as instrumentalism, according to which the forms of human activity, including thoughts, are instruments used by people to solve practical problems. In this view thinking is not a search for truth but an activity aimed at solving individual and social problems. This view allows humans to strive to achieve a satisfactory, or happy, relationship with their surroundings. While both theories pose positives and negatives I would like to think that the United States pragmatism is a more enlightening and positive approach....
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- Spring '11