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Pro-Pragmatic Post

Dear Editor: Tibor Machan’s attack on ‘Impractical Pragmatism’ in Issue 95 seems a little intemperate. As a pragmatist I do have principles; my disagreement with Prof. Machan is about the status I grant them. To me they are useful rules of thumb which often work, but no more than that. For hard cases I have to wonder if my rules still apply, look at comparable situations, consider other arguments, consult other people, including those who disagree with my beliefs, and so on.

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