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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Definitions for praxis

  1. Practice, as distinguished from theory; application or use, as of knowledge or skills.
  2. Convention, habit, or custom.
  3. A set of examples for practice.

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Citations for praxis
They wanted literature to be closer to praxis, but at the same time they sought to preserve the aesthetic autonomy of a work of art, which precluded practical involvement. Peter Uwe Hohendahl, Renate Baron Francisco, Building a National Literature: The Case of Germany
"Classically," he said, "the revolution proceeds at the most general level along dialectical lines between theory and praxis, praxis and theory." Jonathan Franzen, The Twenty-Seventh City
Origin of praxis
1575-1585
Praxis comes into English from the same Greek word, meaning "deed, act, action."