Praxis Quotes

Praxis Quotes by Paulo Freire, Kenneth E. Boulding, Lav Diaz, Leonid Shamkovich, Cornel West, Emil Fackenheim and many others.

To speak a true word is to transform the world.

To speak a true word is to transform the world.
Paulo Freire
[Peace praxis is] a peace process that deals with conflict integratively.
Kenneth E. Boulding
Problem-posing education affirms men and women as beings in the process of becoming.
Paulo Freire
“Filipino” is the Spanish side of our history. The islands were named after King Felipe, so we became known as Filipinos. It’s a brand, it’s a name. But we’re Malays. Before colonizers came to our shores, we were Malays. My praxis is about being Malay – the struggle of the Malays before we became Filipinos.
Lav Diaz
In modern praxis lost positions are salvaged most often when the play is highly complicated with many sharp dynamic variations to be calculated.
Leonid Shamkovich
Prophetic pragmatism attempts to keep alive the sense of alternative ways of life and of struggle based on the best of the past. In this sense, the praxis of prophetic pragmatism is tragic action with revolutionary intent, usually reformist consequences and always visionary outlook.
Cornel West
The Auschwitz praxis was based on a new principle: for one portion of mankind, existence itself is a crime, punishable by humiliation, torture, and death. And the new world produced by this praxis included two kinds of inhabitants, those who were given the “punishment” and those who administered it.
Emil Fackenheim
People make their own reality. That was what Praxis had taught him years ago. A hundred people can witness the exact same event, and give two hundred and three different accountings of it.
Sherrilyn Kenyon
The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways: the point, however, is to change it.
Karl Marx
To be a European is to try to negotiate morally, intellectually and existentially the opposing statements and praxis of the city of Socrates and the city of Isaiah.
George Steiner
Signs of a maddening system of writing and counting that calibrates the values of something the poet does not yet know. Praxis is therefore poetics.
Shirley Geok-lin Lim
There is no true word that is not at the same time a praxis. Thus, to speak a true word is to transform the world.
Paulo Freire
Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.
Paulo Freire
I do believe that dreams are interpretable. Analysis and praxis have taught me so.
Jill Alexander Essbaum
Liberation is a praxis: the action and reflection of men and women upon their world in order to transform it.
Paulo Freire
Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.
Paulo Freire
Great praxis demands great piety.
Sallie McFague
Stirner’s political praxis is quixotic. It accepts the established hierarchies of constraint as given. … Not liable to any radical change, they constitute part of the theatre housing the individual’s action. … The egoist uses the elements of the social structure as props in his self-expressive act.
John Carroll
There is a Greek word that is called “Praxis” and that means the integration of your beliefs with your behavior.
John Assaraf
When Marx, in the Theses on Feuerbach, says that only idealism up to now has understood the active side of material Praxis, what he says is more true of Fichte than of any other philosopher in the classical German tradition.
Allen W. Wood