instrumentalist


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Instrumentalism \In`stru*men"tal*ism\, n. (Philos.)
   The view that the sanction of truth is its utility, or that
   truth is genuine only in so far as it is a valuable
   instrument. -- In`stru*men"tal*ist, n.

         Instrumentalism views truth as simply the value
         belonging to certain ideas in so far as these ideas are
         biological functions of our organisms, and
         psychological functions whereby we direct our choices
         and attain our successes.                --Josiah
                                                  Royce.
   [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Instrumentalist \In`stru*men"tal*ist\, n.
   One who plays upon an instrument of music, as distinguished
   from a vocalist.
   [1913 Webster]
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