Giambattista Vico

Keys to the "New Science"
Author: Thora llin Bayer,Donald Phillip Verene
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801457114
Category: Literary Criticism
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Giambattista Vico: Keys to the "New Science" brings together in one volume translations, commentaries, and essays that illuminate the background of Giambattista Vico's major work. Thora Ilin Bayer and Donald Phillip Verene have collected a series of texts that help us to understand the progress of Vico's thinking, culminating in the definitive version of the New Science, which was published in 1744. Bayer and Verene provide useful introductions both to the collection as a whole and to the individual writings. What emerges is a clear picture of the decades-long process through which Vico elaborated his revolutionary theory of history and culture. Of particular interest are the first sketch of the new science from his earlier work, the Universal Law, and Vico's response to the false book notice regarding the first version of his New Science. The volume also includes additions to the 1744 edition that Vico had written out but that do not appear in the English translations—including his brief chapter on the "Reprehension of the Metaphysics of Descartes, Spinoza, and Locke"—and a bibliography of all of Vico's writings that have appeared in English. Giambattista Vico: Keys to the "New Science" is a unique and vital companion for anyone reading or rereading this landmark of Western intellectual history.

Vico's "New Science"

A Philosophical Commentary
Author: Donald Phillip Verene
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501701851
Category: Philosophy
Page: 312
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Giambattista Vico (1668–1744) is best remembered for his major work, the New Science (Scienza nuova), in which he sets forth the principles of humanity and gives an account of the stages common to the development of all societies in their historical life. Controversial at the time of its publication in 1725, the New Science has come to be seen as the most ambitious attempt before Comte at a comprehensive science of human society and the most profound analysis of the philosophy of history prior to Hegel. Despite the fundamental importance of the New Science, there has been no philosophical commentary of the text in any language, until now. Written by the noted Vico scholar Donald Phillip Verene, this commentary can be read as an introduction to Vico’s thought or it can be employed as a guide to the comprehension of specific sections of the New Science. Following the structure of the text scrupulously, Verene offers a clear and direct discussion of the contents of each division of the New Science with close attention to the sources of Vico’s thought in Greek philosophy and in Roman jurisprudence. He also highlights the grounding of the New Science in Vico’s other works and the opposition of Vico’s views to those of the seventeenth-century natural-law theorists. The addition of an extensive glossary of Vico’s Italian terminology makes this an ideal companion to Vico’s masterpiece, ideal for both beginners and specialists.

New Science


Author: Giambattista Vico
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014190769X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 560
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Barely acknowledged in his lifetime, the New Science of Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) is an astonishingly perceptive and ambitious attempt to decipher the history, mythology and laws of the ancient world. Discarding the Renaissance notion of the classical as an idealised model for the modern, it argues that the key to true understanding of the past lies in accepting that the customs and emotional lives of ancient Greeks and Romans, Egyptians, Jews and Babylonians were radically different from our own. Along the way, Vico explores a huge variety of topics, ranging from physics to poetics, money to monsters, and family structures to the Flood. Marking a crucial turning-point in humanist thinking, New Science has remained deeply influential since the dawn of Romanticism, inspiring the work of Karl Marx and even influencing the framework for Joyce's Finnegan's Wake.

Giambattista Vico - Poetische Charaktere


Author: Jürgen Trabant
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 311064777X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 206
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Das vorliegende Buch widmet sich der zweifachen radikalen Wende der Philosophie durch Giambattista Vico in seiner Scienza nuova: Die Begründung einer Philosophie der Kultur (mondo civile) bleibt Vicos großer Beitrag zur Erkenntnistheorie. Vicos "Entdeckung", die Entfaltung des menschlichen Denkens in der phantastischen Verkörperung durch poetische Charaktere, in Gesten, Bildern, Sprache, ist der aktuellste Aspekt seiner Philosophie: eine anti-cartesische Philosophie des embodiment, der erste linguistic turn der Philosophie. Vieles, was derzeit in Szenarien des Anfangs menschlichen Denkens und Sprechens imaginiert wird, findet sich bei Vico vorgedacht. Die Dualität von visuellen Zeichen und Sprache in menschlicher Kognition ist ein fundamentaler Beitrag zur Diskussion um die geistigen Grundformen unserer Kultur.

Vico's New Science of the Intersubjective World


Author: Vittorio Hösle
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
ISBN: 0268100314
Category: History
Page: 280
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Among the classics of the history of philosophy, the Scienza nuova (New Science) by Giambattista Vico (1668–1744) was largely neglected and generally misunderstood during the author's lifetime. From the nineteenth century onwards Vico’s views found a wider audience, and today his influence is widespread in the humanities and social sciences. The New Science is often taught in courses at colleges and universities, both in philosophy and Italian departments and in general humanities courses. Despite the excellent English translations of this enigmatic book and numerous studies in English of Vico, many sections of the work remain challenging to the modern reader. Vico's New Science of the Intersubjective World offers both an in-depth analysis of all the important ideas of the book and an evaluation of their contribution to our present understanding of the social world. In the first chapter, Vittorio Hösle examines Vico’s life, sources, and writings. The second and third chapters discuss the concerns and problems of the Scienza nuova. The fourth chapter traces the broader history of Vico’s reception. Hösle facilitates the understanding of many passages in the work as well as the overarching structure of its claims, which are often dispersed over many sections. Hösle reformulates Vico’s vision in such a way that it is not only of historical interest but may inspire ongoing debates about the nature of the humanities and social sciences as well as many other issues on which Vico sheds light, from the relation of poetry and poetics to the development of law. This book will prepare students and scholars for a precise study of the Scienza nuova, equipping them with the necessary categories and context and familiarizing them with the most important problems in the critical debate on Vico's philosophy.

Die neue Wissenschaft über die gemeinschaftliche Natur der Völker


Author: Giambattista Vico,Erich Auerbach,Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110168907
Category: Philosophy
Page: 477
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Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) ist einer der originellsten und eigentümlichsten Philosophen vor Kant und Hegel. Zwar hatte bereits Giorgio Vasari in der Geschichte der Kunst einen Zyklus von Aufstieg, Blüte und Niedergang diagnostiziert, aber erst Vico baute dies zu einem philosophischen System aus. Ohne direkten Kontakt zum philosophischen Leben seiner Zeit, schrieb er in seiner neapolitaner Isolation an seinem großen Entwurf der Zyklen von Aufstieg, Blüte, Verfall und ständiger Wiederkehr, der ihm in allen Bereichen der Kultur auszumachen schien. Bezugspunkte sind ihm die antike Mythologie und die griechisch-römische Geschichte. Insofern gilt er heute als Begründer der Geschichtsphilosophie und Vorläufer einer Tradition, die bis zu Hegel und Oswald Spenglers "Untergang des Abendlandes" führt. Darüber hinaus bietet sein Buch aber noch viel mehr: An der Rechts- und Religionsgeschichte macht er überhaupt zum ersten Mal fest, wie diese jeweils geschichtlich bedingt sind. Was hier so komplex klingt, ist doch in der großen Auswahlübersetzung von Erich Auerbach, die selbst ein literarisches Eigenleben für sich beanspruchen darf, ein reines, intellektuelles Lesevergnügen.

Ordnung und Geschichte


Author: Eric Voegelin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783770538447
Category: Civilization
Page: 264
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Der erste Teil von Das Ökumenische Zeitalter befasst sich mit den Problemen einer nicht-eurozentrischen Geschichtsphilosophie und den Symbolismen, die zur Entwicklung einer solchen Geschichtsphilosophie herangezogen werden müssen. Der zeit-räumliche Bereich des ersten Auftretens dieser neuen Symbolismen sind die Jahrhunderte zwischen dem Aufstieg des persischen und dem Untergang des römischen Reiches. Voegelins Neuordnung dieses Zeitalters wird in der Einleitung zu diesem Band philosophisch begründet und als ein Prozess zwischen kosmologischem Anfang und transkosmischem Jenseits dargestellt, in dem die Menschheit das Feld bildet, das von der Spannung dieses Prozesses gestaltet wird. Die Legitimität der ökumenischen Antike besteht nach Voegelin darin, dass sie grundsätzlich die Möglichkeiten von dem, was als Geschichte bezeichnet werden kann, abgrenzt und zugleich die Spannung des geschichtlichen Prozesses als das Wesen des Menschseins schlechthin aufzeigt.

Knowledge of Things Human and Divine

Vico's New Science and "Finnegans Wake"
Author: Donald Phillip Verene
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300127936
Category: Philosophy
Page: 278
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This is the first book to examine in full the interconnections between Giambattista Vico’s new science and James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. Maintaining that Joyce is the greatest modern “interpreter” of Vico, Donald Phillip Verene demonstrates how images from Joyce’s work offer keys to Vico’s philosophy. Verene presents the entire course of Vico’s philosophical thought as it develops in his major works, with Joyce’s words and insights serving as a guide. The book devotes a chapter to each period of Vico’s thought, from his early orations on education to his anti-Cartesian metaphysics and his conception of universal law, culminating in his new science of the history of nations. Verene analyzes Vico’s major works, including all three editions of the New Science. The volume also features a detailed chronology of the philosopher’s career, historical illustrations related to his works, and an extensive bibliography of Vico scholarship and all English translations of his writings.

Moral Philosophy and Moral Education


Author: Thora Ilin Bayer
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532604602
Category: Philosophy
Page: 156
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Moral Philosophy and Moral Education considers the interconnections of ethics, education, and the philosophy of culture as related to the human concern with self-knowledge. The individual self finds its inner life writ large in the forms of culture such as religion, art, and history. Such forms of cultural life represent and embody normative ideals that can provide the necessary content to shape the character and the conduct of civic life. Thora Ilin Bayer draws upon the ancient Greek view of education as paideia and the conception of Bildung of the German idealist philosophers. These two ideas of education aim at the development of the whole person as distinct from training in a particular skill, subject matter, technique, or occupation. The education of the whole person aims at the production in the individual of a broad mental outlook harmoniously joined with a knowledge of the great perspectives and principles of human culture as it takes its various shapes within the history of humanity. Moral philosophy requires both culture and the individual as its terms of inquiry, and moral education requires a vision of how to have these two terms interact to form a whole.

The Ancient Quarrel Between Philosophy and Poetry


Author: Raymond Barfield
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113949709X
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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From its beginnings, philosophy's language, concepts and imaginative growth have been heavily influenced by poetry and poets. Drawing on the work of a wide range of thinkers throughout the history of Western philosophy, Raymond Barfield explores the pervasiveness of poetry's impact on philosophy and, conversely, how philosophy has sometimes resisted or denied poetry's influence. Although some thinkers, like Giambatista Vico and Nietzsche, praised the wisdom of poets, and saw poetry and philosophy as mutually beneficial pursuits, others resented, diminished or eliminated the importance of poetry in philosophy. Beginning with the famous passage in Plato's Republic in which Socrates exiles the poets from the city, this book traces the history of the ancient quarrel between philosophy and poetry through the works of thinkers in the Western tradition ranging from Plato to the work of the contemporary thinker Mikhail Bakhtin.

Gesammelte Aufsätze zur romanischen Philologie

Herausgegeben und ergänzt um Aufsätze, Primärbibliographie und Nachwort von Matthias Bormuth und Martin Vialon
Author: Erich Auerbach
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
ISBN: 3772000665
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 455
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Seit dem Erscheinen von "Mimesis. Dargestellte Wirklichkeit in der abendländischen Literatur" im Jahr 1946 ist Erich Auerbach (18921957) als Klassiker der Geisteswissenschaften bekannt. Die Entstehung des Buches im Istanbuler Exil ohne westliche Bibliotheken ist legendär. Weniger bekannt sind seine luziden Essays und detailreichen Studien zur romanischen Philologie, die Gustav Konrad und Fritz Schalk posthum ergänzt um wichtige Rezensionen herausbrachten. Methodisch stand der deutsch-jüdische Gelehrte sowohl der Frankfurter Literatursoziologie seines Freundes Walter Benjamin nahe als auch der hermeneutischen Tradition an der Universität Marburg; zudem gibt es Nähen zur Ikonographie der Warburg Schule. Das Nachwort gibt im wissenschaftshistorischen Rahmen eine Skizze von Erich Auerbach als Kulturphilosophen im Exil, der eine vieldeutige wie außergewöhnliche Position zwischen jüdischen, christlichen und säkularen Traditionen des Denkens einnimmt. Die Neuausgabe der "Gesammelten Aufsätze" wurde um vier Arbeiten werkgeschichtlich ergänzt. Eine von ihnen, "Vicos Auseinandersetzung mit Descartes", galt bislang als verschollen und wurde erst kürzlich gefunden. Eine ausführliche Bibliographie schließt Lücken der Primärliteratur.

The New Map of the World

The Poetic Philosophy of Giambattista Vico
Author: Giuseppe Mazzotta
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691001807
Category: Philosophy
Page: 267
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For today's readers, the great Italian philosopher of history Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) can be startlingly relevant to the social and educational divisiveness we confront at century's end: here Giuseppe Mazzotta, one of the leading Italianists in the United States, shows how much Vico, properly read, can bring to an understanding of contemporary social problems. To explore Vico's body of thought in all its monumental complexity, Mazzotta highlights the place of poetry, or "writerliness," in Vico's educational project, which links literature, history, religion, philosophy, and politics. The New Map of the World is the first book since Benedetto Croce's The Philosophy of G. B. Vico (1911) to interpret the immense range of Vico's creativity. Beginning with Vico's autobiography, Mazzotta explains that Vico's heroic attempt to unite the arts and sciences was meant to offer a desperately needed political unity to modern society. In contrast to past thematic studies of Vico that focus on a single one of his ideas, The New Map of the World explores the vital interaction of the issues that fascinated him: his educational and political project, his sense of the necessity for a new way of conceiving authority, and his belief in the power of poetry. Mazzotta ends by examining Vico's awareness of the tragic limits of politics itself. Originally published in 1999. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Vico's Science of Imagination


Author: Donald Phillip Verene
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801499722
Category: Philosophy
Page: 232
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A full interpretation of Giambattista Vico's thought, based primarily on his major work, the New Science, and on his earlier Latin writings.

Time and Idea

The Theory of History in Giambattista Vico
Author: Aloysius Robert Caponigri
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412840057
Category: Political Science
Page: 225
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Long a shadowy figure in the history of philosophy, it was only in the twentieth century that Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) achieved renown as a major and original thinker. There has been a steadily widening interest in this figure who, had he been known in his own day, might have altered the course of European thought. Much has been written in an attempt to clarify his historical stature, but in Time and Idea A. Robert Caponigri approaches Vico's thought in terms of its relevance to problems of modern philosophy. Viewing the essential problem of twentieth-century philosophy as the elimination of human subjectivity from nature, Caponigri shows how Vico offers us a principle for the vindication of our own spirituality through history. In Caponigri's reading, Vico establishes an absolute dichotomy between nature and history. The latter is seen as the sum of the active, fully realized human spirit and thus the context for the true understanding of human nature. Although Vico's major work, The New Science, incorporates vast amounts of concrete historical research and contruction, Caponigri's focus is on Vico's theoretical apparatus. Following an introductory biographical chapter, the author turns to Vico's theory of history, emphasizing its importance as a genuine philosophical undertaking rather than mere methodology. Caponigri shows how the speculative problem of history first presented itself to Vico in matters of jurisprudence and natural law from which he derived the concepts of time and idea as the terms in which the historical process of culture becomes comprehensible. He then introduces the human subject as the principle of the synthesis of time and idea, and discusses the Vichian concept of the "modification of the human mind," and his idea of "providence" as the rectifying principle of human history. First published in 1953, Time and Idea remains an essential contribution to the ongoing dialog on Vico's work.

Giambattista Vico's Science of Humanity


Author: Giorgio Tagliacozzo,Donald Phillip Verene,Ernesto Grassi,Isaiah Berlin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 496
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"Vico's writings": p. xix-xxviii. "Critical writings on Vico in English [by] Molly Black Verene": p. 457-480. Includes bibliographical references and index.

An Introduction to Structural Analysis

The Network Approach to Social Research
Author: S.D. Berkowitz
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483103641
Category: Social Science
Page: 244
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An Introduction to Structural Analysis: The Network Approach to Social Research discusses the fundamental concept of structural analysis. The book is comprised of five chapters that tackle the key concepts, central intellectual themes, and principal methodological techniques of structural analysis. Chapter 1 reviews structural analysis, while Chapter 2 discusses the structure of interpersonal communication. Chapter 3 deals with economic structure and elite integration. The book also covers structural models of large-scale processes. The future of structural analysis is also discussed. The text will be useful to scientists, such as sociologists, psychologists, and anthropologists who wish to utilize structural analysis in a research study.

Northrop Frye and the Poetics of Process


Author: Caterina Nella Cotrupi
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802081414
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 145
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Nella Cotrupi's "Northrop Frye and the Poetics of Process" sheds a new conceptual light on Frye, successfully bringing him back into the central ring of contemporary critical thought. Challenging the often dismissive view of Frye's work as closed and outdated, Dr. Cotrupi explores the implications of his proposition that the history of criticism may be seen as having two main approaches-literature as "product" and literature as "process." In focusing on Frye's exploration of the process tradition Cotrupi sheds light on the agenda that Frye established for himself, when he noted at the end of Anatomy of Criticism that the reconciliatory task of criticism was to "reforge the broken link between creation and knowledge, art and science, myth and concept." Dr. Cotrupi recontextualizes Frye's thought and shows us how Frye continues to be, not only relevant, but central to a number of the key concerns in the contemporary critical scene. Re-examining Frye's place in the history of critical thought, Dr. Cotrupi builds upon Frye's original vision of the "process" tradition and suggests further directions this exploration may take. Among the current areas of critical engagement which Cotrupi examines are relativism, possible world theory, and postmodernism--making this work of interest not only to Frye scholars, but also to those interested in the debates currently rocking the world of criticism, literature and culture.

A Companion to Folklore


Author: Regina F. Bendix,Galit Hasan-Rokem
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444354388
Category: Social Science
Page: 696
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A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unprecedented in depth and scope, this state-of-the-art collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe. An unprecedented collection of original, state of the art essays on folklore authored by international experts Examines the practices and theoretical approaches developed to understand the phenomena of folklore Considers folklore in the context of multi-disciplinary topics that include poetics, performance, religious practice, myth, ritual and symbol, oral textuality, history, law, politics and power as well as the social base of folklore Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

New Perspectives in Philosophy of Education

Ethics, Politics and Religion
Author: David Lewin,Alexandre Guilherme,Morgan White
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472513363
Category: Education
Page: 256
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New Perspectives in Philosophy of Education seeks to build a bridge between philosophical reflection and socio-political action by developing a range of critical discussions in the areas of ethics, politics and religion. This volume brings together established authorities and a new generation of scholars to ask whether philosophy of education can contribute to political and social discourse, or whether it is destined to remain the marginal gadfly of mainstream ideology. The philosophy of education stands in danger of becoming a neglected field at precisely the moment we need to be able to reflect upon the increasingly apparent costs of the technocratic attitude to education. While many of the educational policy discussions of recent years seem far-reaching and radical, critical debate surrounding these initiatives remain largely at a populist level. New Perspectives in Philosophy of Education provides contemporary responses to philosophical issues that bear upon educational studies, policies and practices, contributing to the debate on the role of philosophy of education in an increasingly fractured intellectual milieu.