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"Unlike the situation in Cordoba, where the movement was basically antischolastic, La Plata’s reformism was marked by a strong antipositivism because clericalism was almost completely inexistent in La Plata."

(Suggests that positivism was a practical tool against clericalism--a tool which the La Plata movement could afford to lay down.)

"We have announced the advent of an intense ethical and aesthetical culture, purely Argentine, noble because of its yearning of social justice; a culture meant to exceed, without harming Science, an intellectualist and utilitarianist age."

(Suggests that antipositivism is not antiscience but a critical philosophy of science.)