Romero, Francisco

Romero, Francisco

(fränsēs`kō rōmā`rō), 1891–1962, Argentine philosopher and essayist, b. Seville, Spain. One of the most prominent philosophers of Latin America, he was the leading representative of a reaction against the materialist doctrines of positivismpositivism
, philosophical doctrine that denies any validity to speculation or metaphysics. Sometimes associated with empiricism, positivism maintains that metaphysical questions are unanswerable and that the only knowledge is scientific knowledge.
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 in vogue at the turn of the century. A central theme in his work was the problem of the spiritual life as the highest step in the scale of truth and value. Literary elegance as well as rigorous exposition characterized his work. Some of his major books include El hombre y la cultura (1950), Teoría del hombre (1952; tr. Theory of Man, 1964), and Historia de la filosofía moderna (1959).

Bibliography

See study by M. Harris (1960); S. Lipp, Three Argentine Thinkers (1969).

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