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  • n. Plural form of pragmatist.


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  • Just as the problem with pragmatists is that their plans never work, the problem with realists is that they are unrealistic.

    A Man On a Gray Horse

  • Perhaps it is time for policy makers in democracies to behave like long-term pragmatists too and have a strategy beyond that of sitting around a table with Mr. Ahmadinejad.

    New York Sun - All Articles

  • On the other hand, when we get to the point that that group refuses to acknowledge that legislation drafted by the pragmatists is even a small step forward and actively try and kill it I’m not sure they’re doing much good. soullite Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Different Strokes

  • Inside the papers, the pragmatists were the ones simply looking out the window and noticing that the real world was increasingly resembling the unthinkable scenario.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Inside the papers, the pragmatists were the ones simply pointing out that the real world was looking increasingly like the unthinkable scenario.

    No Jan. 20 for newspapers « BuzzMachine

  • The so-called pragmatists don't realize that if you want to know what a politician stands for, find out who is paying him.

    Steve Skrovan: Blogging Sundance: "An Unreasonable Man"

  • When we think of pragmatism as a philosophical tradition rather than as a maxim or principle, we can identify a set of philosophical views and attitudes which are characteristic of pragmatism, and which can lead us to identify as pragmatists many philosophers who are somewhat sceptical about the maxim and its applications.


  • Without reconciliation based on justice for both peoples, peace will just be an idea pushed for by so-called pragmatists and the politically weak: both groups who have done more damage to the conflict than hard-liners on either side.

    The Politics of Pragmatism

  • He and his adherents are called the pragmatists for they value the achievement of their goals more than the ideological purity of the means employed, and are thus more open to imported technology and expertise with the attendant dangers of exposure to the values of the western world.

    Trade with China

  • Empiricists think that truth in general is distilled from single men's beliefs; and the so-called pragmatists 'go them one better' by trying to define what it consists in when it comes.

    Meaning of Truth


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