I was just speaking with a coworker about JEP. In the course of our conversation I realized that in my list of the foundations of JEP, I had left off what is perhaps the most important one of all — Pragmatism. If I were to sum up and explain JEP in one word it would have to be pragmatism. Pragmatism implies using sensible solutions to solve problems. Pragmatism stresses being practical over principles or ideologies.