Main themes, concepts and arguments
The main theme involves the practical application of the pragmatic method in addressing controversies. How to apply pragmatism in understanding practical consequences and truth as it relates to pragmatism are discussed. William James argues that truth can be established by attending to practical consequences of ideas. He adds that just agreeing with ideas does not necessarily constitute the truth. The author argues that application of pragmatism helps to clarify meaning of concepts and does not intend to advance any specific theory.
How the author structures his/her argument and the author's method
However, from the pragmatic point of view these words on their own apply as tools to or instruments ...