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August von Cieszkowski

August von Cieszkowski  

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(1814–94)Polish economist and philosopher. A leading Young Hegelian, and one of the first to develop the notion of praxis or revolutionary political practice infused with theory.
continental philosophy

continental philosophy  

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Inaccurate term used, often polemically, to refer to the writings of philosophers influenced by European political philosophers such as Hegel, Marx, or Heidegger, by phenomenology and existentialist ...
critical theory

critical theory  

1. Theories associated with the neo-Marxist Frankfurt school which involve the ideological analysis of society and culture. Influenced by Marxist theory and Freudian psychoanalytic theory.2. Any ...
group-in-fusion

group-in-fusion  

French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre's term for a group of people united by a common purpose. A crucial component of Critique de la Raison Dialectique (1960), translated as Critique of Dialectical ...
György Lukács

György Lukács  

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(1885–1971)Hungarian Marxist philosopher. Lukács was briefly a minister in the Hungarian government in 1919 and again in 1956, although he spent years in exile in Russia. Lukács saw in Marxism the ...
practico-inert

practico-inert  

Jean-Paul Sartre's term in Critique de la Raison Dialectique (1960), translated as Critique of Dialectical Reason (1976), for the embedded or sunk (to use the economics term) results of praxis, by ...
pragmatism

pragmatism  

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A philosophical approach that assesses the truth of meaning of theories or beliefs in terms of the success of their practical application.
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Richard T. De George

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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The Greek word for ‘action’. It enters the philosophical literature as a quasi-technical term with Aristotle (meaning ‘doing’ rather than ‘making [something]’), is developed by some of the ... More
praxis

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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2002
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Aristotle distinguished between three basic forms of human activity: praxis—action which is an end in itself, including the domains

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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(Gk., ‘activity’).

Action which arises from true belief, the manifestation of religion in practice. This is of particular importance in

social constructionism

social constructionism  

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Social constructionism is a general term sometimes applied to theories that emphasize the socially created nature of social life. Of course, in one sense all sociologists would argue this, so the ...

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