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noun as in practicality

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We have to figure out a way to balance desire for the pure, non-utilitarian nature of literature with the recognition that pragmatism isn’t bad.

Beijing ignores the fact that Hong Kong’s value rests with its judicial independence, common law, and unique blend of progressive ideals and business pragmatism.

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The Second World War saw utopian dreams wane, to be replaced by pragmatism.

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Her pragmatism was a draw for me, Mihlali knew that, but I could also tell she was as enthusiastic about it as I was.

Instead, pragmatism and strategic interests guide these initiatives.

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De Robertis, an East Village mainstay, closes tomorrow—a moment for nostalgia, but also pragmatism.

But the more they speak, the more the two are bound by pragmatism.

He defends pragmatism because Quality can be found everywhere.

Magic in the Moonlight really seems to explore the battle between pragmatism and “magic.”

What plays as depthless violence and bruising circus on screen obscures commercial pragmatism.

During the past few years Eucken has devoted much attention to the Life-system presented in Pragmatism.

Pragmatism has the merit of insisting that the task be done piecemeal, so that man may not lose heart at the very outset.

It is pragmatism as method which is emphasized, I take it, in the subtitle, "a new name for some old ways of thinking."

The alternative between rationalism and pragmatism "concerns the structure of the universe itself" (p. 258).

Strict pragmatism would seem to require the first interpretation.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pragmatism, such as: common sense, good sense, practicality, realism, usefulness, and utilitarianism.

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