instrumentalism

noun
in·​stru·​men·​tal·​ism | \ ˌin(t)-strə-ˈmen-tᵊl-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce instrumentalism (audio) \

Definition of instrumentalism

: a doctrine that ideas are instruments of action and that their usefulness determines their truth

First Known Use of instrumentalism

1904, in the meaning defined above

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