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Created: June 16, 2004
Latest Update: July 16, 2004
Praxis defined as the "exercise or practice of an art," according to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary."The concept of praxis has an ancient and honorable history. Markoviá (1974), sets five most interesting and most useful aspects of praxis which I want to use as a grounding for a the postmodern theory of justice offered here. By praxis, I mean a complex activity in which individuals, in collectivities, create culture, society, and create themselves as "species beings", i.e., as human beings. The moments of praxis as Markoviá set them include self-determination (in contrast to coercion), intentionality (in contrast to blind reaction), sociality (in contrast to privatized nihilism), creativity (in contrast to sameness) and rationality (in contrast to blind chance)." From A constitutive Theory of Justice TR Young. Critical Criminology Website. July 16, 2004. Backup.
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