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Scrabble Word INSTRUMENTALISM

Definition of INSTRUMENTALISM:

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  • (esp. in Marxist theory) The view that the state and social organizations are tools that are exploited by the ruling class or by individuals in their own interests
  • A pragmatic philosophical approach that regards an activity (such as science, law, or education) chiefly as an instrument or tool for some practical purpose, rather than in more absolute or ideal terms, in particular
  • doctrine that ideas are instruments of action [n]
  • Instrumental technique
  • The pragmatic philosophy of John Dewey that supposes that thought is an instrument for solving practical problems and that truth is not fixed but changes as the problems change
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