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Q: Believing that truth is what works for actual real people, Harvard psychologist William James developed the philosophy of A. social idealism. B. pragmatism. C. social progressivism. D.
radical progressivism.
A: Pragmatism .James defined true beliefs as those that prove useful to the believer. His pragmatic theory of truth was a synthesis of correspondence theory of truth and coherence theory of truth, with an added dimension. [ Truth is verifiable to the extent that thoughts and statements correspond with actual things, as well as the extent to which they "hang together," or cohere, as pieces of a
puzzle might fit together; these are in turn verified by the observed results of the application of an idea to actual practice. ]
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