James: Truth

„We live in a world of realities that can be infinitely useful or infinitely harmful. Ideas that tell us which of them to expect count as the true ideas in all this primary sphere of verification, and the pursuit of such ideas is a primary human duty. The possession of truth, so far from being here an end in itself, is only a preliminary means towards other vital satisfactions.“ (p. 170) #James #truth

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