Tecnología y cultura en el tránsito de la Ilustración al pensamiento contemporáneoel caso Joaquín Muñoz Delgado

  1. Santos López, Pascual
Supervised by:
  1. José Javier Ruiz Ibáñez Director
  2. Carmen González Martínez Director

Defence university: Universidad de Murcia

Fecha de defensa: 09 November 2016

  1. Javier Fernández Sebastián Chair
  2. Francisco Javier Guillamón Álvarez Secretary
  3. José María Cardesín Díaz Committee member

Type: Thesis


With the case study of Joaquin Muñoz Delgado, a native of Lorca, tried by the Inquisition in Mexico in 1784 and other professionals with scientific and technological knowledge, we set the objectives of this dissertation: to understand the influence of reformism of the Monarchy, to know if technology and cultural appropriation could influence in the modernization of thinking of these professionals and how to spread the utilitarian and progressive thinking among the Spanish society of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Also to demonstrate that the Spanish Enlightenment was active enough for the Enlightenment ideas to permeate these professionals, among which a contemporary thinking would arise. We try to demonstrate that the technology was already considered as a paradigm of culture, power and social ascension. As final purpose, start a research pathway to study these groups of professionals who could be the link between enlightened elite culture and popular culture of the eighteenth century Spain ...