He was highly practical and would come up with pragmatic solutions on various issues.
The upshot of this point of view is an activist or pragmatic conception of mind and knowledge.
All three authors point out that as a composer Stravinsky was very pragmatic .
All pragmatic or practical considerations have been set aside: the only question at issue is whether his beliefs about the world are true.
He praised the practical and pragmatic approach of the college in developing a curriculum of courses designed to help students get on in the workplace.
He saw the pragmatic account of meaning as a method for clearing up metaphysics and aiding scientific inquiry.
As a philosopher, he was known for offering a commonsense, pragmatic approach to those theoretical issues that he knew required clarity.
They are doing the right thing for once, so I'm not going to knock them because their reasons are pragmatic rather than ideological.
But these pragmatic matters have nothing to do with fundamental determinism.
But the decisions about whether or not to do them would be ruthlessly pragmatic : Would it work?