English pragmatism, pragmatism is the essentially pragmatic attitude (for efficiency and usefulness). For example: "forget a little idealism and let us concentrate rather on pragmatism: how much should we invest to modernize the factory and produce double? ',"pragmatism is the basis of our political movement. We have enough of the sterile discussions. What we want, it is the daily problems of the people.
Pragmatism, on the other hand, is a current philosophical which appeared towards the end of the 19th century in the USA. Charles S. Peirce and William James were the main proponents of the doctrine, which is characterized by the research of the practical consequences of the thought (of reasoning).
Pragmatism places the criterion of truth on the effectiveness and the value of thinking for life. He was therefore opposed to the philosophy that human concepts represent the true meaning of things.
The pragmatists, the importance of the information occurs the interaction between intelligent organisms and the environment. This leads to question the invariable sense and absolute truths: ideas, for pragmatism, are just temporary and may change at any time, after further research.
In establishing the meaning of things since their consequences, pragmatism is generally associated with the practicality and utility. However, once more, this design depends on the context.
When politicians talk about pragmatism, often, they rely on prejudice and not on the observation of the consequences. That said, political pragmatism may oppose the philosophical pragmatism.