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By ingliz
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Quoting Lenin:

Our theory is not a dogma, but, a guide to action; and it is the greatest mistake, on the part of Marxists, that they have not understood this. In our revolution we advanced along the path of practice, and not of theory... Practice is higher than (theoretical) knowledge, for it has not only the dignity of universality, but also of immediate actuality.


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ingliz, quoting Lenin, wrote:Our theory is not a dogma, but, a guide to action; and it is the greatest mistake, on the part of Marxists, that they have not understood this. In our revolution we advanced along the path of practice, and not of theory... Practice is higher than (theoretical) knowledge, for it has not only the dignity of universality, but also of immediate actuality.

Quoting Kant: "Thoughts without intuitions are empty; intuitions without concepts are blind."

Let's emphasize that, while practice may be "higher" or "more complete", it suffers in the absence of a worldview adequate to the purpose of action. Acting at random, in ignorance, or in error, is not necessarily "higher" than sitting at home and thinking things through. This thinking is a practice, and is part of a practice.

Can we say: Practice without theory is not practice; and practice with wrong theory is wrong practice?

But of course, theory without practice is less than a dream.

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