Controversies on Philosophy, Politics, and Science in Nineteenth-Century France and Mexico (Faculty Panel)
location_on Location: Kaiser C
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access_time April 08 03:30-04:20
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assignment_ind Frausto, O. & Drefcinski, P. “ Controversies on Philosophy, Politics, and Science in Nineteenth-Century France and Mexico ”We would like to present our collaborative work based on the publication of the book The Power of the Metaphysical Artifact: Controversies on Philosophy, Politics, and Science in Nineteenth-Century France and Mexico that will be published in Lexington Press in 2022. We would like to share the main ideas and arguments of the book and also share our experience in the preparation of the final version of the book through editing, citations, bibliography, and index and how students were critical in this process. The book addresses the political philosophical controversies in science in the 19th Century in France and Mexico. In the 19th Century, intellectuals sought the means to recover from the upheavals produced by the French Revolution and the French military intervention. The best way to escape from the terror and violence was with more education for the people. While some considered that the best education would be in the humanities, based on the spiritualist school, others advocated for the study of science and technology, based on the positivist school. Previous scholars have examined these questions in both France and Mexico, but in our book, we have sought to uncover the political relationship of knowledge production between the two countries within the context of 19th Century controversies between humanists and scientists.