Giambattista Vico

Keys to the "New Science"
Author: Thora llin Bayer,Donald Phillip Verene
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801457114
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
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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: 150170186X
Category: History
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.

Autobiografía de Giambattista Vico


Author: Giambattista Vico
Publisher: Siglo XXI de España Editores
ISBN: 9788432309731
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 189
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Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) escribe su autobiografía como historiador y como filósofo, y las dos perspectivas se funden -como se preconiza como método de su Ciencia Nueva- para alcanzar la verdad de su vida literaria que halla en la conjunción de la conciencia de lo cierto y de la ciencia de lo verdadero, en la coherencia de lo hecho y lo razonado. Si la Ciencia Nueva es, en metáfora viquiana, el espejo donde la mente universal se ve a sí misma en su devenir, del texto autobiográfico viquiano podemos decir que es el espejo donde la mente del napolitano se ve reflejada en su devenir, ofreciéndonos tres sucesivas objetivaciones de su autoconciencia en tres momentos cruciales de su vida intelectual que conformaron su Ciencia Nueva. Con formulación irónica podríamos decir que la existencia de la autobiografía nos muestra cómo su providencia, la de Vico, se ocupó -forzando su voluntad- de que quedara para tiempos postreros este relato de la génesis o esta autoaplicación de su obra teórica mayor que, ahora, nos atreveríamos a ver como exigidos, tanto el uno como la otra, por necesidad interna de sus propios postulados teóricos. El presente volumen ha sido prologado, traducido y anotado por Josep Martínez Bisbal (Universitat de Valencia) y Moisés González García (UNED) a partir del texto establecido para la edición crítica de la obra viquiana y con la colaboración del Centro di Studi Vichiani de Nápoles.

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.

Principios de una ciencia nueva

En torno a la naturaleza común de las naciones
Author: Giambattista Vico
Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Economica
ISBN: 6071609127
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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Quizá lo más fascinante de la ciencia no sean los misterios que consigue develar, sino los nuevos enigmas que surgen a partir de sus respuestas, de tal suerte que el quehacer científico es en realidad un continuo descubrimiento de nuevos campos de descubrimiento. Esta nueva compilación complementa el universo de temas que se abordaron en el primer volumen.

The New Science of Giambattista Vico


Author: Giambattista Vico
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501702998
Category: History
Page: 496
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A pioneering treatise that aroused great controversy when it was first published in 1725, Vico's New Science is acknowledged today to be one of the few works of authentic genius in the history of social theory. It represents the most ambitious attempt before Comte at comprehensive science of human society and the most profound analysis of the class struggle prior to Marx.

Vico y Herder

dos estudios en la historia de las ideas
Author: Isaiah Berlin
Publisher: Catedra Ediciones
ISBN: 9788437618388
Category: Philosophy
Page: 271
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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.

El estudio adecuado de la humanidad

Antología de ensayos
Author: Isaiah Berlin
Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Economica
ISBN: 607162035X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 601
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Esta antología reúne los escritos esenciales de uno de los más grandes pensadores del siglo XX. La reflexión sobre el vínculo entre teoría política e historiografía, el problema del determinismo y la libertad, la relación entre romanticismo y nacionalismo, así como el retrato de los grandes intelectuales rusos. A lo largo de más de 500 páginas los lectores apreciarán la ejemplar lucidez de Isaiah Berlin y su contribución al conocimiento del hombre sobre sí mismo.

Program of the ... Annual Meeting


Author: American Historical Association,History of Science Society. Meeting
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
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The Ancient Quarrel Between Philosophy and Poetry


Author: Raymond Barfield
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113949709X
Category: Philosophy
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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.

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.

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.

Giambattista Vico's Science of Humanity


Author: Professor Georgio Tagliacozzo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 496
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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.

Cuestiones naturales


Author: Lucio Anneo Seneca
Publisher: NoBooks Editorial
ISBN: N.A
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Books in Print 2009-2010


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780835250214
Category: Publishers' catalogs
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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.