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Introduction: Vico's Life

DONALD PHILLIP VERENE

in The New Art of Autobiography: An Essay on the Life of Giambattista Vico Written by Himself

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239000
eISBN:
9780191679810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239000.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of this book, which is about Italian philosopher Giambattista Vico's Autobiography. It explains that relative to other areas of Vico studies, the ... More


Vico and Marx on ‘Making’ History

Terence Ball

in Reappraising Political Theory: Revisionist Studies in the History of Political Thought

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279952
eISBN:
9780191598753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279957.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Although both Giambattista Vico and Karl Marx claimed that men `make’ their own history, each had a different view of what `making’ means and what it entails. Both agreed that humans have a special ... More


Vico's Fable of Himself

DONALD PHILLIP VERENE

in The New Art of Autobiography: An Essay on the Life of Giambattista Vico Written by Himself

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239000
eISBN:
9780191679810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239000.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter suggests that Giambattista Vico has employed in his autobiography one of the fundamental conceptions of his philosophy for the representation of himself and that his autobiography is a ... More


The Idea of Autobiography

DONALD PHILLIP VERENE

in The New Art of Autobiography: An Essay on the Life of Giambattista Vico Written by Himself

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239000
eISBN:
9780191679810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239000.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the idea of autobiography in relation to Giambattista Vico's Autobiography. It provides informative remarks concerning the study of autobiography and the extent to which Vico ... More


Augustine's Confessions and Descartes's Discourse

DONALD PHILLIP VERENE

in The New Art of Autobiography: An Essay on the Life of Giambattista Vico Written by Himself

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239000
eISBN:
9780191679810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239000.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Saint Augustine's Confessions and Rene Descartes' Discourse on the Method in relation to Giambattista Vico's Autobiography. It investigates what light the Confessions might ... More


Vico's Conception of His Own Philosophy

DONALD PHILLIP VERENE

in The New Art of Autobiography: An Essay on the Life of Giambattista Vico Written by Himself

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239000
eISBN:
9780191679810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239000.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Giambattista Vico's conception of his own philosophy based on his autobiography. It analyses Vico's life as a series of philosophical thoughts and suggests that pedagogy, law, ... More


Conclusion: Vico's Art

DONALD PHILLIP VERENE

in The New Art of Autobiography: An Essay on the Life of Giambattista Vico Written by Himself

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239000
eISBN:
9780191679810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239000.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on Giambattista Vico's Autobiography. In writing his autobiography Vico has devised a new art to write his own life and he invented ... More


The New Art of Autobiography: An Essay on the Life of Giambattista Vico Written by Himself

Donald Phillip Verene

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239000
eISBN:
9780191679810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239000.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This first study of Giambattista Vico's highly original autobiography discusses its place in the history of the genre. This book views the Autobiography as a work in which Vico applies the principles ... More


Discoveries and Rediscoveries

Giovanna Ceserani

in Italy's Lost Greece: Magna Graecia and the Making of Modern Archaeology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744275
eISBN:
9780199932139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744275.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter complicates the received notion of the Magna Graecia's modern discovery during the 'Hellenic turn’ of eighteenth-century Europe. The historical geography of Leandro Alberti and others ... More


Genesis of the New Science

Donald Phillip Verene

in Vico's "New Science": A Philosophical Commentary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700163
eISBN:
9781501701863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700163.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter comments on the genesis of the New Science, with particular emphasis on two principal decisions made by Giambattista Vico: his rejection of Cartesianism and his extension of his ... More


The Radical Impact in Italy

Jonathan I. Israel

in Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206088
eISBN:
9780191676970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206088.003.0035
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

Giambattista Vico (1668–1744) and Paolo Mattia Doria (1662–1746) are often characterized as ‘anti-moderns’ and it is not hard to see why. Cartesianism initiated the assault on received ideas and ... More


Elements

Donald Phillip Verene

in Vico's "New Science": A Philosophical Commentary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700163
eISBN:
9781501701863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700163.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the Elements section of the New Science. According to Giambattista Vico, the axioms he puts forth in the Elements are intended to give form to the materials presented on the ... More


Vico and Naples

Barbara Ann Naddeo

in Vico and Naples: The Urban Origins of Modern Social Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449161
eISBN:
9780801460876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449161.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of this book's inquiry into the intellectual accomplishments of Giambattista Vico (1668—1744), the famed professor of Rhetoric at the University of ... More


Sense and Method of the New Science

Donald Phillip Verene

in Vico's "New Science": A Philosophical Commentary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700163
eISBN:
9781501701863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700163.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter comments on the sense and method of the New Science. It begins by examining the New Science in relation to the works of Galileo Galilei, Sir Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon, and Hugo ... More


Tree of Poetic Wisdom

Donald Phillip Verene

in Vico's "New Science": A Philosophical Commentary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700163
eISBN:
9781501701863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700163.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter offers a philosophical commentary on Giambattista Vico’s notion of poetic wisdom (sapienza poetica), which forms a section of the New Science. Poetic wisdom is a wisdom of the senses ... More


On an Eternal Natural Republic

Donald Phillip Verene

in Vico's "New Science": A Philosophical Commentary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700163
eISBN:
9781501701863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700163.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter comments on Giambattista Vico’s conception of a fourth kind of republic that is natural and eternal (the first three forms of government correspond to those of the three ages of ideal ... More


The Legacy of the Enlightenment

ANDREW LOUTH

in Discerning the Mystery: An Essay on the Nature of Theology

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261964
eISBN:
9780191682261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261964.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents an essay on the division between science and the humanities during the Enlightenment period. It explains that the awareness of radical differences between the sciences and the ... More


Conclusion

Jason P. Rosenblatt

in Renaissance England's Chief Rabbi: John Selden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286133
eISBN:
9780191713859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286133.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The history of the religious toleration of Jews in England is incomplete without acknowledgment of the direct impact of Selden’s uncommonly generous Hebrew scholarship. It is not the least of ... More


Philosophy and Revolution: Italian Vichianism and the ‘Renaissance Shame’

Rocco Rubini

in The Other Renaissance: Italian Humanism between Hegel and Heidegger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226186139
eISBN:
9780226186276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226186276.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter narrates the emergence of a self-consciously construed Italian philosophical tradition from the time of the Risorgimento, the nineteenth-century political and cultural unification ... More


Structure of the Frontispiece

Donald Phillip Verene

in Vico's "New Science": A Philosophical Commentary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700163
eISBN:
9781501701863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700163.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines how the frontispiece or dipintura provides the reader with a conception of the New Science before reading it and an aid to recalling it after it is read. The first two-thirds of ... More


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