(1833 - 1889)
Médico y pedagogo. Miembro fundador de la Real Academia de Ciencias Médicas, Físicas y Naturales de la Habana, en 1861. Además fue miembro corresponsal de la Sociedad de Medicina Legal de Nueva York, Estados Unidos.
Award by the Critics to the Best Published Scientific-Technical Works
1997 | Epistemological problems of psychology

Nowadays, there is a considerable emptiness in literature concerning the epistemological problems of Social Sciences in general. Amid all the paradigmatic dilemmas that come with these last years of the century, this work contributes to fill this vacancy.

The author undertakes his task in one of the sciences that were in urgent need of course, and he does that with his own style and a control of the subject that turns the text into a challenge to any reader linked to this discipline.

The book, which is characterized by the richness and depth of its reflections, covers aspects of undeniable relevance and topicality.Starting from a sharp critique to some theoretical and methodological tendencies which are predominant in the social contemporary and psychological thinking,and above all, to positivism, supports its point of view about transcendental relations between the objective and the subjective in psychological knowledge; between the theoretical and the empirical; between the theoretical and the methodological; between the theoretical construction and the applied research; defending strongly and enthusiastically the space gained by subjectivity in social sciences. The offered suggestions are very interesting, sustaining and leading.

It is not necessary to agree with everything, not even with most of it, but what is undeniable after reading it, is the need of seeking and finding different roads to go through, for the solution of the unquestionable problems that it formulates. Perhaps its greater merit lies in this. .