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"Pragma"-tist? posted 02 Sep 2005, 13:09 by Echoex, Auditor

Just a quick question and I'm not sure if this has already been covered. The Dunyain are conditioned to set aside superficiality and see beyond the artificial sub-contexts us puny mortals exude when interacting -- find the shortest distance and monopolize it. By definition, a pragmatist is someone who judges actions and beliefs on their practical results. Does "Pragma" stem from the word "pragmatism", or is this just some strange coincidence? view post

posted 09 Sep 2005, 15:09 by sciborg2, Candidate

I think it is related to a greek word....but I'm basing that off the Greek faction in Age of Mythology. :oops: view post

posted 14 Oct 2005, 13:10 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

You know, I'm still waiting for someone with a linguistic background to join just so they can chastize me on the liberties I take. I'm really quite sloppy I guess, cheerfully slapping together greek and latin, and so on. Anyone interested in making a side-bet? People are so keen to make literary yardsticks of what they know that it just seems inevitable. Pragma is the ancient greek word for 'deed' or 'act,' (which is probably why Peirce chose it to describe his philosophical position of 'pragmaticism.') view post


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