May 19, 2014 by sharona
This reading managed to stump me in its opening sentence, which is impressive. I had to look the word ‘praxis’ up, and courtesy of Wikipedia…
Praxis is the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, practiced, embodied, or realised. “Praxis” may also refer to the act of engaging, applying, exercising, realizing, or practicing ideas. This has been a recurrent topic in the field of philosophy, discussed in the writings of Plato, Aristotle,St. Augustine, Immanuel Kant, Søren Kierkegaard, Karl Marx, Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, Paulo Freire, Ludwig von Mises, and many others. It has meaning in the political, educational, and spiritual realms.
It turned out that the rest of the reading wasn’t much simpler, but once I waded past the introduction, it turned out to be quite an interesting read.
Lots of musings on technology and certain time periods, and how documentary changes depending on the times.
“Footprints in the digital sand” stands out to me.