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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.
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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