100 Years of Pragmatism - William James's revolutionary philosophy
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In 1907, William James published Pragmatism.
“there is absolutely noth- ing new in the pragmatic method” and located its earlier: Aristotle, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Hodgson, in addition to Mill.
Still, James referred to pragmatism as a “conquering destiny” with “universal mission”.
James set forth his pragmatism as a theory of truth. truth is an instrument for getting us into satisfactory relations with experiences, an expedient in our way of thinking, a marrying function between old beliefs and new experiences.