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Able to serve or serving a useful purpose; feasible.
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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]].
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==See also==
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[[Pragmatism]]
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[[Category:Ethics]]

Latest revision as of 03:36, 10 June 2006

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