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To be able to struggle against capitalism, which permanently revolutionizes all relations, every established Marxism must be periodically transgressed in favour of a theory-practice conception that keeps its eyes trained on the conditions.

  • Have you checked dictionaries? Look at the 6th definition for "train" in this: merriam-webster.com/dictionary/train
    – Astralbee
    Feb 7, 2020 at 9:07
  • @Astralbee I'm not surprised the OP doesn't understand. It's definition 4 of the verb, not the noun (scroll down a bit).
    – CJ Dennis
    Feb 8, 2020 at 0:16

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Webster's dictionary defines the verb train in this context this way:

to aim something at a target

To train one's eyes at something simply means to look at it.

To keep one's eyes trained on something means to keep focused on it, and not take your eyes off it. It can also be used metaphorically to refer to your mental focus, rather than your literal eyes.

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