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    Pragmatism began with the conviction that there must be a close connection between thought and action, and that thought must lead to action. Pragmatism was founded mainly to bring together the empirical tradition and the rational and idealist traditions, as a mediation between science and philosophy. It was an original American contribution to philosophy, beginning from the end of the 19th century.

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    The pragmatists were interested in the way thinking worked in action. Pragmatism does not exalt the practical over the theoretical. If behavior does not rest in thought, it lacks a necessary component. Peirce coined the word pragmatism to emphasize that words derive their meanings from actions. Where Descartes talked of clear and distinct ideas in purely ...

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    This solution, which is in a matrix format, deals with the historical development of pragmatism, analytic philosophy and the philosophy of mind, the key contributors and the principal issues these philosophical schools deal with.