The supposed principle behind “pragmatism” in politics is to approach issues and problems based on conditions on-the-ground rather than apply particular theories, concepts, and/or values. This may overlook the fact that people understand the world by using simplifying assumptions, which are based on theories, assumptions, and values, even if informally.
NN Explains is a comic series which introduces ideas and concepts underlying our society and the world around us. Explore related topics:
- What Is Politics?
- Political Power, Authority, and Force
- What is Democracy?
- Rights and What You Ought to Have
- Why Is the Protection of Minorities Important?