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The Positivism in Mexico

"Positivism in Mexico was primarily and educational philosophy. It tried to break away with the colonial mentality and bring an intellectual emancipation so the modern Mexican mind could step into the future, free from the shackles of obscurantism, superstition and face the truths of science, order and progress." Evaluate this assessment of positivism in Mexico. How accurate is it? What does it mean by facing "the truths of science"? What kind of educationalinnovations did it argue for?

The Positive (and Negative) Truth about Mexican Positivism as a 19th Century Mexican Educational Reform Philosophy

The assertion that: "Positivism in Mexico was primarily an educational philosophy. It tried to break away with the colonial mentality and bring an intellectual emancipation so the modern Mexican mind could step into the future, free from the shackles of obscurantism, superstition and face the truths of science, order and progress" (no source) is an accurate one. Further, according to "Comparative Social Movements: Mexico and the United States":

The Mexican Positivists were a group of elite intellectuals and social scientists that

provided guidance and advice to Porfirio Diaz, the dictator that controlled Mexico

from 1878 through the eve of the Mexican Revolution in 1910. The cientificos [sic]

emphasized the incorporation of Mexico into the modern world system. This was to

be accomplished through suppression of the indigenous and mestizo [sic] aspects of

the culture and promotion of Mexico's "European" heritage. The combination of

economic liberalization and political authoritarianism was the hallmark of Mexican

Positivism. (December 16, 2002)

Philosophies of the founder of sociology, Auguste Compte ("Sociological Positivism"; Auguste Compte), as applied to 19th century Mexican society, i.e., Mexican Positivism, offered (or imposed, depending on on...

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