James: Truth Is a Property of Certain of Our Ideas

„Truth, as any dictionary will tell you, is a property of certain of our ideas. It means their ‚agreement,‘ as falsity means their disagreement, with ‚reality.‘ Pragmatists and intellectualists both accept this definition as a matter of course. They begin to quarrel only after the question is raised as to what may precisely be meant by the term ‚agreement,‘ and what by the term ‚reality,‘ when reality is taken as something for our ideas to agree with.“ (p. 166) #James #truth #idea

James, William, Pragmatism. A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking 1907.