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Posted - 28 Sep 2008 :  23:07:36  

Could someone please explain the difference between the terms pragma and praxis? I have been reading Gadamer who describes pragma as "that within which we are entangled in the praxis of living". While praxis refers to the activity/practice as well as the thinking/making sense of it, does pragma then include the personal presence of the creature/being participating (thoughtfully?) in the practice/deed?
Any clarification would be much appreciated.
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Posted - 29 Sep 2008 :  05:40:23  


Dear Scott,
Browsing Liddell-Scott dictionary you will see that both words have several meanings and nuances, and they can be even complete synonyms. Morphologically (and very roughly) speaking, we could say that pragma is the result of a praxis.

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Posted - 29 Sep 2008 :  17:21:52  


Dear George
Many thanks for your most prompt and helpful reply. Yes battling with their various nuances is a challenge for me and I appreciate your brief summary here.
Kind regards

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Posted - 05 Oct 2008 :  14:21:49  


The PASSOW, voice "pragma", writes; facinus, das concrete Resultat des "prassein" in seinem Vorhandensein an einem Subiecte, waehrend "praxis" die That als abstracten Begriff und an u. fuer sich nicht gerade an einem subiecte bezeichnet.."
The voice "pragma" is, anyhow, really ample, the one about "pragma", is of little more than one column.

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