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Praxis is a Greek term meaning both action and conduct. It has no modern equivalent in English but denotes something quite different from the English word practice. Praxis refers to the kind of human action required in moral-political life, and it has its own distinct form of knowledge, called wise judgment, practical wisdom, prudence, or deliberative excellence (Greek, phronesis). Praxis is concerned with the competence, sensibility, and sensitivity demanded in knowing what it is right to do and good to be in a particular situation, given the situation's unique circumstances, peculiarities, contingencies, and demands. The kind of action and conduct required in praxis is distinctly different from the action and conduct associated with technical expertise and instrumental (means-end) reasoning.

Thomas A. Schwandt
10.4135/9781412950558.n434
Further Reading
Dunne, J.(1993)Back to the rough ...
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