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1910. A compilation of the author's lectures on The Origin and Meaning of Pragmatism, delivered at the University of Chicago. Originally developed by Charles S. Peirce and William James, Pragmatism is distinguished by the doctrine that the meaning of an idea or a proposition lies in its observable practical consequences. Contents: The Issue; The Rise of Absolutism; Some Difficulties; The Rise of Pragmatism; How Ideas Work; Truth-Value; Pragmatism and Its Critics; The Pragmatic Universal; Professor Perry on Pragmatism; Pragmatism and Solipsism; The Social Character of Habit and Attention; and The Ethical Aspect.