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Theory and Praxis
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I. Natural Sciences

The distinction between theory as a consistent linguistic or symbolic system of ordered statements about a par-ticular subject area or phenomenal domain and practice (praxis) as technical action to produce quantifiable phenomena in an experiment, or at least observation against the background of a theory, is fundamental to the modern natural sciences, although the precise definition o…

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Linde, Gesche, Figal, Günter, Westhelle, Vítor, Herms, Eilert and Meyer-Blanck, Michael, “Theory and Praxis”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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