Latin American Positivism: New Historical and Philosophic Essays
Greg Gilson, Irving Levinson
Lexington Books, Dec 15, 2012 - Philosophy - 202 pages
“Latin American Positivism: Theory and Practice” examines the role of positivism in the intellectual and political life of three major nations: Colombia, Brazil, and México. In doing so, the authors first focus on the intellectual linkages and distinctions between Latin American positivists and their European counterparts. Also, they examine the impact of positivist theory on the political cultures of these nations and the more significant impact of the political and socio-economic cultures of those states upon positivist thought. Rather than asserting that the positivist movement was a moving force that reformatted many Latin American modalities, the authors demonstrate that the dynamics of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin American societies altered positivism to a greater extent that the positivists altered these nations.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
American and logical anti-positivism Antonio Caso argued Army Auguste Comte Aztec Brazil Brazilian Positivism Cambridge University Press Canudos Caso’s cientiﬁcos Colombia colonial Companion to Latin Comte’s Comtean conﬂict critical culture Díaz doctrine economic elites essay French Gabino Barreda hacienda Ibid ideas ideology Indians indigenous inﬂuence intellectual José Juarez Justo Sierra Latin American Latin American Philosophy Latin American positivism Latin American positivists Lemos Leopoldo Zea Liberal logical positivism Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera Mendes mestizo metaphysical Mexican Mexico City military Modernismo moral myth mythic mythology Najera nineteenth century Nuccetelli Obras Ometéotl one’s Order and Progress Ospina political Porfirian Porﬁriato Porfirio Diaz posi positive Positivism in Mexico Positivist Church president reform regime Religion of Humanity religious Republic Revista revolution Rio de Janeiro scientific social society Spain Spanish Spencer Studies Texas Press tion tivism trans transcendence transformation University of Texas Vasconcelos Vienna Circle Voegelin York