July 25, 2004

the hell is praxis?

Praxis is a neat word we use in architecture, and the name of a design magazine. What is praxis?

"Translating an idea into action." define: praxis

The ability of the brain to conceive of, organize, and carry out a sequence of unfamiliar actions.
www.steveengelhardt.com/sensory_glossary.htm


the performance of an action; "doing"
www.tornadodesign.com/cbgd/glossary_cbgd.htm


Marx’s term for social practice. The term is meant to convey the work we undertake collectively to shape our world and our reality; it represents Marx’s dialectical critique of Hegel’s term Geist.
staff.bcc.edu/philosophy/HEGELMARXGLOSSARY.htm


Praxis is a complex activity by which individuals create culture and society, and become critically conscious human beings. Praxis comprises a cycle of action-reflection-action which is central to liberatory education. Characteristics of praxis include self-determination (as opposed to coercion), intentionality (as opposed to reaction), creativity (as opposed to homogeneity), and rationality (as opposed to chance).
www.sef.org.pk/educatewebsite/educate2fol/glosiconedu2.asp

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

praxis, deep.

jean said...

how do you make perfect? praxis, praxis, praxis