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Positivism, Science and 'The Scientists' in Porfirian Mexico – The Philosophy of Herbert Spencer in the Historiography of Mexico - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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Positivism, Science and 'The Scientists' in Porfirian Mexico: The Philosophy of Herbert Spencer in the Historiography of Mexico

Natalia Priego

Abstract

This book is intended for not only students and academics who undertake research on the history of Mexico during the half-century prior to the onset in 1910 of the Mexican Revolution, but also the parallel community of specialists on the history of ideas, philosophy and science throughout Latin America in this period. Its principal focus is to revisit the influential thesis of the Mexican philosopher Leopoldo Zea that the ideological group dubbed ‘the scientists’ by their opponents were guided by Positivism, particularly as interpreted by Herbert Spencer. It begins by reviewing previous resear ... More

Keywords: Comte, Díaz, Mexican Revolution, Positivism, Spencer, Zea

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781781382561
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781382561.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Natalia Priego, author
University of Liverpool