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  • noun the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic in the western part of the country; a cultural and commercial center since the 14th century


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  • Posted September 11, 2004 5: 18 AM prag writes: wasn't it the head of the US patent issuing authority that famously said something about all the real inventions have been made?

    Paul Samuelson, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • I've stated my case on what I'd like to do to Jason Castro (treat him like a prag in a maximum security prison) so Lance ...

    unclebob Diary Entry

  • Naq va guvf jnl, Puneyvr jhyq znxr uvf gra-prag one bs oveguqnl pubpbyngr ynfg uvz sbe zber guna n zbagu.

    The Panda's Thumb: July 2005 Archives

  • Naq va guvf jnl, Puneyvr jhyq znxr uvf gra-prag one bs oveguqnl pubpbyngr ynfg uvz sbe zber guna n zbagu.

    Cats, candy, and evolution - The Panda's Thumb

  • Restaurants cater to a profound change in American society in the 1970s and '80s, and that is that both parents began working and that there needed a prag -- there was a pragmatic need to find another way to feed the family.

    CNN Transcript Mar 1, 2003

  • In any case, even our most "conscious" attempts at self - inspection still remain confined mainly to the prag - matic, magic world of symbol-signs, for no human being seems ever to have succeeded in using self - analysis to find out very much about the programs working underneath.

    True Names

  • Leaving aside certain varieties of solipsism and prag - matism, the true epistemological individualist is the empiricist (though the metaphysics of Leibniz may be said to imply an individualist epistemology).


  • Another prag - matist, G.H. Mead, put the matter strikingly when he said that “the scientific method is, after all, only the evolutionary process grown self-conscious” (Move - ments of Thought in the Nineteenth Century [1936], p. 364).


  • Lovejoy's discriminations was to welcome the fact that there are as many pragmatisms as there are pragmatists, but Schiller's response does not eliminate the internal discrepancies among the ideas of prag - matists.


  • The best analysis of Chauncey Wright, William James, C.S. Peirce, and John Fiske in the context of their evolutionary, prag - matic, and idealistic philosophy in relation to the idea of human nature is that of Philip P. Wiener, Evolution and the Founders of Pragmatism (Cambridge, Mass., 1949), pp. 31ff.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas


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