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the pragmatist philosophy of C. S. Peirce, chiefly a theory of meaning: so called by him to distinguish it from the pragmatism of William James.
Historical Examples

Many components of Leibniz’s system, of Descartes’ rationalism, and Peirce’s pragmaticism can be mentioned.
The Civilization of Illiteracy Mihai Nadin


1865, “officiousness,” from pragmatic + -ism. From 1905 as a term in philosophy by American philosopher C.S. Peirce (1839-1914).


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