La recepción del positivismo en la Junta para Ampliación de Estudios

  1. Margarita Santana de la Cruz
Laguna: Revista de Filosofía

ISSN: 1132-8177

Year of publication: 2014

Issue: 35

Pages: 61-70

Type: Article

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«The reception of positivism in the Junta para Ampliación de Estudios». The so-called «Silver Age» of Spanish science is inextricably linked to the JAE. The scientific production of the members of this institution, a privileged elite, came to Spain at the forefront of the science of time. Active participants in discussions and forums, exchange of culture and science in other countries led to the opening, not only to science but to the currents of thought circulating in Europe and North America, including the philosophical. Thus, the objective of this paper is to show how openness and sharing in these forums not only resulted in the advancement of science but at the reception (introduction and circulation) of these currents of philosophical thought by scientists themselves. Epistemological and methodological concerns, motivated by interest in to do science with «modern methods» were part of the stage that was conceived and developed the effort to reach international standards in the production of modern science in Spain.