Praxis

February 10, 2008

How to Philosophise with a Hammer

Filed under: Philosophy — duncan @ 6:40 pm

Walter Benjamin: “[I]t is uncommonly useful when Brecht puts his finger on the ‘crude thinking’ that dialectics produces as its antithesis, includes within itself, and needs. Crude thoughts have a special place in dialectical thinking because their sole fuction is to direct theory toward practice. They are directives toward practice, not for it; action can, of course, be as subtle as thought. But a thought must be crude to find its way into action.”

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