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- DescriptionLatin American Positivism: Theory and Practice examines the role of positivism in the intellectual and political life of three major nations: Colombia, Brazil, and Mexico. 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-ecomic cultures of those states upon positivist thought. Rather that 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.
- Author BiographyGregory D. Gilson received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has served as the editor of the Newsletter on Hispanic Issues in Philosophy (the journal of the American Philosophical Association's Committee on Latin American Philosophy) and currently serves as an editor for the Inter-American Journal of Philosophy. He has published pedagogical essays about teaching Latin American philosophy. He also has co-authored a dictionary of the major figures in Latin American Philosophy included in A Companion to Latin American Philosophy (New York: Wiley-Blackwell, December, 2010). He is currently is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Philosophy at the University of Texas - Pan American. Irving W. Levinson, a Fulbright Scholar, received his Ph.D. with honors from the University of Houston and currently is an Assistant Professor of Latin American History at the University of Texas - Pan American. He specializes in Mexican history and is the author of Wars within War: Mexican Guerrillas, Domestic Elites, and the United States of America 1846-1848 as well of several articles including Spanish Policy on the Northern Frontier: Limited Resources and Varied Responses and A New Paradigm for an Old Conflict: The Mexico-United States War.
- PublisherLexington Books
- Date of Publication13/12/2012
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLexington Books
- Weight444 g
- Width161 mm
- Height239 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Edited byGreg Gilson,Irving Levinson
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