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“Şayet ‘Kölelik nedir?’ sorusunda cevap vermem gerekseydi ve tek kelimeyle, kölelik cinayettir deseydim, ne kastettiğim derhal anlaşılırdı. Bir insandan düşünme yetisini, iradesini, şahsiyetini almak kudretinin hayat memat meselesi olduğunu ve bir insanı köleleştirmenin onu öldürmek olduğunu göstermek için uzun söze hacet olmayacaktı. Öyleyse niçin ‘Mülkiyet nedir?’ sorusuna, anlaşılacağımdan emin olarak, hırsızlıktır diye cevap veremiyorum; ne de olsa, ikinci soru ilkinin şekil değiştirmiş halinden ibaret değil mi?”

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (Mülkiyet Nedir? Veya Hukukun ve Yönetimin İlkesi Üzerine Araştırmalar, Çev. Devrim Çetinkasap, Türkiye İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları: İstanbul, 2010.)

 

What is Praxis?

“A term in use since Aristotle, to whom praxis is one of the three basic activities of human beings (the others being theoria, or theory, and poiēsis, or skilful manufacture). Praxis in Aristotle includes voluntary or goal-directed action, although it sometimes also includes the condition that the action is itself part of the end, an action done for its own sake. In Kant, praxis is the application of a theory to cases encountered in experience, but is also ethically significant thought, or practical reason, that is, reasoning about what there should be as opposed to what there is. Kant’s placing of the practical above the theoretical influenced the subsequent thought of Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel. But it is in Marx that the concept becomes central to the new philosophical ideal of transforming the world through revolutionary activity. The subordination of theory to practice is connected with the inability of reason to solve contradictions, which are instead removed by the dialectical progress of history. Praxis is also connected with genuinely free, self-conscious, authentic activity as opposed to the alienated labour demanded under capitalism.” [Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy]

 

Güven Arif Sargın

B.Arch., M.Arch., Middle East Technical University, Ankara | Turkey;

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison | USA;

Visiting Fellow, TuDelft | The Netherlands

Fields of interest: politics and space; urban and environmental history and theory; social and political history and theory [http://arch.metu.edu.tr]

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