The Polarity of Mexican Thought
- Publish Date: 11/30/1990
- Dimensions: 6 x 9
- Page Count: 144 pages
- Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-271-01232-2
Mexican thinkers in recent generations have sought a philosophy emphasizing the ends of human activity (finalism) as contrasted with one stressing means or techniques (instrumentalism). According to Professor Weinstein's interpretation, an integrated perspective toward all aspects of the human condition characterizes Mexican philosophy and social thought, incorporating close attention to the aesthetic dimension of human experience and the tensions of human existence. The distinctive Mexican world-view provides a needed supplement to the analytical approach of North American philosophy and Marxist determinism.