He concept from obscurantism , which comes from the French word obscurantisme, is used with reference to systematic rejection of the transmission and propagation of culture . Also mentioned as obscurantism , its pillar is the defense of thoughts and postures that result reactionaries and even contrary to reason .
The obscurantism, therefore, is a practice that consists of object to certain knowledge and events being disclosed . The exponents of the Illustration they accused obscurantists of the most conservative sectors of society, for example.
In this framework, during the century XVIII it was common for religious to be designated as defenders of obscurantism by philosophers who postulated the need to promote reason About faith Even today it can be said that an obscurantist position is one that does not support scientific progress or cultural changes.
Darkness is linked, in short, to what retrograde . This is the trend whose essence lies in denying advances and in preventing the free circulation of knowledge.
There is also a obscurantism that is dedicated to make it difficult to gain access to knowledge . When a content It is difficult to understand because of its impenetrable characteristics, its author can be identified as obscurantist.
The obscurantism, in this case, would imply the appeal to abstractions to generate a rigmarole That cannot be verified or verified. It may even be a philosophical decision of the author.
The idea of obscurantism, finally, it is used to refer to the lack of transparency : "The government promotes an institutional obscurantism to hide its actions", "The judiciary relies on obscurantism".