Practical

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Objectivism is a practical philosophy in the sense that it is based on man's long term self-interest. It is opposed pragmatism, which is action based on short-term self interest alone. Pragmatism as a way of life is impractical because man's life requires him to take the long-term effects of his actions into consideration. Long-term thinking requires acting according to principle.

See also

Pragmatism