Pragmatism According to Peirce, James & Dewey


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Which of the following did William James consider important to pragmatism?

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1. Which of the following is typically important to pragmatists?

2. Which of the following expresses Peirce's perspective?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Pragmatism is a philosophical movement that's been highly influential in 19th and 20th Century philosophy. Three of the most important figures in pragmatism are C.S. Peirce, William James and John Dewey. This assessment will test you on all three philosophers and their respective views in regard to pragmatism. The questions will go over points from the lesson, such as the characteristics of pragmatism and the contributions of each of the three philosophers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • James's views on pragmatism
  • Characteristics of pragmatism
  • Peirce's perspective
  • Methods of pragmatism
  • Dewey's views on pragmatism

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the basic characteristics of pragmatism and the different views on the subject espoused by Peirce, James and Dewey
  • Distinguishing differences - after reading about the pragmatist philosophies of Peirce, James and Dewey, make sure that you can accurately distinguish the specific views of each thinker from the others
  • Knowledge application - use the questions in the assessment to apply your knowledge on the characteristics and methods of pragmatism

Additional Learning

To learn more about pragmatism, review the corresponding lesson called Pragmatism According to Peirce, James & Dewey. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of pragmatism
  • William James
  • John Dewey
  • C.S. Peirce