Perhaps this may help in understanding the meaning of pragmatic truth.

In pragmatism, if A causes B, then B is the truth of A.

I think the arithmetic form of that would be that
if 2+2 equals or produces or results in 4,
then 4 is the (pragmatic) truth of 2+2.

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Subject: Pragmatic truth and the solipsism issue


It seems that we cannot prove by ordinary definitions of truth
that other minds exist (the solipsism dilemma), but I believe
that pragmatism can shed some light on the issue.

In pragmatism, if A causes B, then B is the truth of A.

The corresponding analytic statement might be
that what is produced in 3p by perception is the
truth of 1p.  

[Roger Clough], []
"The one thing a woman looks for in a man is to be needed." - "Ethan Frome", by 
Edith Wharton

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