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Meg Holden

action. In this way, pragmatic action is Arendtian: practical judgement and action are the embodiment of a pragmatic approach. As much as philosophers write as if they could eschew “the perils of uncertainty” ( Dewey, 1981 , 358) by cognitive means, a pragmatic approach seeks certainty not from individual cognitive tricks but instead from accrued experience and situated judgements, shared in public. While this position involves foregoing the notion of a unifying explanation for any phenomenon from an authority on high, such an approach provides hope that justified

in The power of pragmatism