Situationism

Situationism
   We Must Be Ruled, Not by Theorizing, But by the Situation Itself
   What I speak of is the real decision as we experience it; and here the movement away from theory and generality is the movement towards truth. All theorizing is flight. We must be ruled by the situation itself and this is unutterably particular. Indeed it is something to which we can never get close enough, however hard we may try as it were to crawl under the net. (Murdoch, 1954, pp. 80-81)

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