Ideas from 'The Pragmatist Account of Truth' by William James [1908], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Selected Writings of William James' by James,William (ed/tr Bird,Graham) [Everyman 1995,0-460-87557-4]].

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2. Reason / B. Laws of Thought / 3. Non-Contradiction
Man has an intense natural interest in the consistency of his own thinking
7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 7. Facts / c. Facts and truths
Realities just are, and beliefs are true of them
13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 5. Coherentism / b. Pro-coherentism
We find satisfaction in consistency of all of our beliefs, perceptions and mental connections