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Definitions for instrumentalism
ˌɪn strəˈmɛn tlˌɪz əmin·stru·men·tal·ism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. instrumentalismnoun

    a system of pragmatic philosophy that considers idea to be instruments that should guide our actions and their value is measured by their success

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  1. instrumentalismnoun

    In the philosophy of science, the view that concepts and theories are merely useful instruments whose worth is measured not by whether the concepts and theories are true or false (or correctly depict reality), but how effective they are in explaining and predicting phenomena.

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  1. instrumentalism

    Instrumentalism is a philosophical perspective that asserts that concepts and theories are merely useful instruments whose worth is measured not by whether the concepts and theories are true or false, but by how effective they are in explaining and predicting phenomena. It views scientific theories not as literal truths but rather as tools for simplifying complex realities and predicting outcomes. In practical terms, if a theory seems to work, it is accepted. It is a viewpoint often used in fields such as science, economics, and philosophy.

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  1. Instrumentalism

    In the philosophy of science, instrumentalism is the view that a scientific theory is a useful instrument in understanding the world. A concept or theory should be evaluated by how effectively it explains and predicts phenomena, as opposed to how accurately it describes objective reality. Instrumentalism avoids the debate between anti-realism and philosophical or scientific realism. It may be better characterized as non-realism. Instrumentalism shifts the basis of evaluation away from whether or not phenomena observed actually exist, and towards an analysis of whether the results and evaluation fit with observed phenomena.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of instrumentalism in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of instrumentalism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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