Maybe this is the fastest way to explain Pragmatic epistemology:
car is red". Is that true independent of any minds? First look at
the word "red"- does red exist independent of minds? And what about
cars? Does a car exist independent of minds?
You could say that the "wavelength of light which is perceived as red exists independent of minds", but that sentence and calling something a "wavelength of light" could not exist without human minds.
whatever is "out there" cannot be spoken about independent of the human
mind and whatever is "out there" cannot be known independent of the
There is definitely something "out
there" - no sane person doubts it. But what it "really is" we will
never know, so it doesn't much matter.
For all we
know- literally- what we see is what is "real" so the Pragmatist quits
worrying about it and talks about appearances only. What you see is what