The quality or state of being pragmatic; in literature, the pragmatic, or philosophical, method.
A view put forward at the turn of the 19th/20th century, that only those issues that would make a difference should be debated - if it won't make a difference either way, why even bother considering it? William James was a famous proponent.
Problem-solving that relates to everyday concerns. William James distinguished 'knowledge of' and 'knowledge about'.