Pragmatist - Ayn Rand

The Pragmatists declared that  
philosophy must be practical 
and that practicality consists of 
dispensing with all 
absolute principles and standards

that there is  
no such thing as 
objective reality or permanent truth
truth is 
that which works

and its validity can be judged only by its consequences
that no facts can be known with certainty in advance
and anything may be tried by rule-of-thumb
that reality is not firm, but fluid and “indeterminate,” 
that there is no such thing as a distinction between an external world and a consciousness
(between the perceived and the perceiver), 

there is only an undifferentiated package-deal labeled “experience,”
and whatever one wishes to be true, is true, 
whatever one wishes to exist, does exist, 
provided it works or makes one feel better.

A later school of more Kantian Pragmatists amended this philosophy as follows. If there is no such thing as an objective reality, men’s metaphysical choice is whether the selfish, dictatorial whims of an individual or the democratic whims of a collective are to shape that plastic goo which the ignorant call “reality,”  

therefore this school decided that  
consists of  
collective subjectivism
is to be 
gained by means of  
public polls 
special elites 
of “competent investigators”  
who can “predict and control” reality 

whatever people wish to be true, is true,  
whatever people wish to exist, does exist
anyone who holds any firm convictions of his own 
is an arbitrary, mystic dogmatist, 
reality is indeterminate 
people determine its actual nature.
From Ayn Rand : For the New Intellectual