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Samuel Johnson

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PostSubject: Samuel's Briefs   Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:59 pm

Here are my briefs so far, I'll edit in more as I finish them:

If you're not pursuing an ideal there's no point to life

Pragmatism is not acting in the absence of ideals, but rather in a practical fashion to achieve them. An Ideal is defined as “a standard or principle to which people aspire” by the Encarta dictionary. So Pragmatism is not the absence of ideals, but merely a practical approach to achieving them.

The easy way is not always the best way

Pragmatism is focused on what works, not the easy way. Take an example; say you want to double your weight lifting ability. It is practical to work out every day until you have achieved your goal, you take a pragmatic approach. This would hardly be an easy thing, but, if you take a pragmatic approach then you are focused on the results.
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PostSubject: Re: Samuel's Briefs   Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:50 am

Actually most cases say, Pragmatism is not what works, but what is practical. You will need a good definition ready just in case you need it.


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PostSubject: Re: Samuel's Briefs   Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:48 am

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Actually, Pragmatism is not what works, but what is practical.

These are his briefs, pragmatism is whatever he defines it as. There are many definitions of pragmatism.
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