# The Commens DictionaryQuote from ‘Pragmatism’

Quote:

In particular, he [Nicholas St. John Green] often urged the importance of applying Bain’s definition of belief, as “that upon which a man is prepared to act.” From this definition, pragmatism is scarce more than a corollary; so that I am disposed to think of him as the grandfather of pragmatism.

Date:
1907
References:
CP 5.12
Citation:
‘Belief’ (pub. 20.03.13-20:14). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from http://www.commens.org/dictionary/entry/quote-pragmatism-3.
Posted:
Mar 20, 2013, 20:14 by Sami Paavola
Last revised:
Jan 07, 2014, 00:58 by Commens Admin