pragmatic maxim

noun

: a statement of principle in the pragmaticism of Charles S. Peirce: in order to ascertain the meaning of an intellectual conception one should consider what practical consequences might conceivably result by necessity from the truth of that conception and the sum of these consequences will constitute the entire meaning of the conception

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“Pragmatic maxim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pragmatic%20maxim. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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