Pragmatic may refer to:
- Of or related to pragmatism, a philosophical movement
- Of or related to pragmaticism, Charles Sanders Peirce's post-1905 branch of philosophy
- Of or related to pragmatics, the area of linguistics
Other articles related to "pragmatic, pragmatics":
... Semantic and pragmatic competence in children and adults comprehension of or ... In Experimental Pragmatics, Eds ... "A new taxonomy for pragmatic inference Q-based and R-based implicature." In D ...
... The Pragmatic Programmer, Andrew Hunt and David Thomas, 1999, Addison Wesley, ISBN 0-201-61622-X ... Programming Ruby A Pragmatic Programmer's Guide, David Thomas and Andrew Hunt, 2000, Addison Wesley, ISBN 0-201-71089-7 Pragmatic Version Control Using CVS ...
... See also Pragmatic theory of truth See also Scientific method If an idea works then it must be true, to the Pragmatist ... concepts could appear to be working contrary to the purpose of the pragmatic test ...
... The fundamental concept of pragmatic (or tactical or strategic) nonviolence is to create a social dynamic or political movement that can effect social change without necessarily winning over those who wish to ... a tactical tool or as a strategic program on purely pragmatic and strategic levels, relying on its political effectiveness rather than a claim to any religious, moral or ... Respect or love for opponents also has a pragmatic justification, in that the technique of separating the deeds from the doers allows for the possibility of the doers ...
Famous quotes containing the word pragmatic:
“Only the more uncompromising of the mystics still seek for knowledge in a silent land of absolute intuition, where the intellect finally lays down its conceptual tools, and rests from its pragmatic labors, while its works do not follow it, but are simply forgotten, and are as if they never had been.”
—Josiah Royce (18551916)
“When we start deceiving ourselves into thinking not that we want something or need something, not that it is a pragmatic necessity for us to have it, but that it is a moral imperative that we have it, then is when we join the fashionable madmen, and then is when the thin whine of hysteria is heard in the land, and then is when we are in bad trouble.”
—Joan Didion (b. 1934)
“Man is by nature a pragmatic materialist, a mechanic, a lover of gadgets and gadgetry; and these are qualities that characterize the establishment which regulates modern society: pragmatism, materialism, mechanization, and gadgetry. Woman, on the other hand, is a practical idealist, a humanitarian with a strong sense of noblesse oblige, an altruist rather than a capitalist.”
—Elizabeth Gould Davis (b. 1910)