Las dificultades del espiritu crítico-científico en una sociedad autoritaria

The Andean area of Latin America has experienced three main historical and cultural currents, which had a strong influence on collective mentality: 1) the pre-Hispanic Indian civilizations, 2) the Iberian-Catholic tradition, and 3) a mere instrumental reception of actual western modernity. Bot...

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Autor principal: Mansilla, H.C.F.
Formato: Artículo Artículo artículo publishedVersion
Lenguaje:Español
Publicado: Facultad de Ciencia Política y Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad Nacional de Rosario 2010
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Acceso en línea:http://hdl.handle.net/2133/1470
http://hdl.handle.net/2133/1470
Aporte de:Repositorio Hipermedial de la Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR) de Universidad Nacional de Rosario Ver origen
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Sumario:The Andean area of Latin America has experienced three main historical and cultural currents, which had a strong influence on collective mentality: 1) the pre-Hispanic Indian civilizations, 2) the Iberian-Catholic tradition, and 3) a mere instrumental reception of actual western modernity. Both first influences furthered an authoritarian and collectivistic culture and were not favourable to a critical and scientific spirit. The re-establishment of democracy since 1980 promotes (with many impediments) a generalization of human rights and the introduction of a mentality opened to serious scientific research. These efforts have softened the power of authoritarianism and weakened the dogmatic attitudes.