praxis


The word praxis has the meaning “practice”, this is a Greek terminology which identifies praxis as the process in which theory is transformed into practice, that is, praxis is the application of a studied methodology and the It becomes part of everyday life.

The praxis has been the stage in which the knowledge of a subject is used to execute an action, for this reason the praxis is far from the books or the classrooms of instruction but rather it is found in the world itself, when said studied and analyzed ideas are implemented or experienced by the inhabited world. This terminology has great prominence in a sociopolitical model called “Marxist”, the model of Marxism is applied and devised by the economist, revolutionary and applicator of the philosophy Karl Marx who was a Jew with German roots.

For the followers of this ideological branch, praxis is the key to achieve the connection between man, nature, as well as society, that is, thanks to the practice of acquired knowledge, man achieves a great development in the field. labor with which it is involved, business, agricultural and purposes. Therefore, Marxists consider praxis as the center of life for the prosperous and hard-working man, since it is the result of studied, analyzed knowledge and theoretical bases for what we are instructed that allow us in the workplace to exercise methods and actions that allow us a better execution of our tasks or obligations.

Philosophically speaking, this term is in superposition to behavior since it passes through understood knowledge, which is the virtue of thought or practical wisdom, a summary of the term of the word phronesis that refers to the ability to think about the hows and the why to act and change behaviors. The praxis for Aristotle is the action that influences itself and a person, leading it to a realization in life and in any field, that to reach a good praxis or practice it is essential to have the knowledge of how to do it.

For Aristotle, dividing life and human activities into three categories was practical and beneficial, since it summarized life itself in a simple way, these categories are: Theory, which is the search for knowledge, the truth that gives power to know The realization, which implied the creation of something new and The practice or praxis that is the action, the resolution of problems arising from daily and constant practice.