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Pragmatism by William James
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Jun 18, 11

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Read from June 09 to 18, 2011

Eight lectures given in 1906 describing Pragmatisem. I was able to follow maybe 80%, enough to keep me engaged. I have not read very much philosophy and could not follow his references. I made good use of the dictionary in my Kindle. It is more readable than expected and a sense of humor comes through as well.

My understanding is: to discover if a truth is real, look to it's effect on the lives of finite people. If it has no effect, it is a mental construct that can be discarded.

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message 1: by Jefferson (new)

Jefferson Fortner Excellent choice. I am very intrigued by Pragmatism.

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