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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 "New Science": A Philosophical Commentary

Donald Phillip Verene

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700163
eISBN:
9781501701863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700163.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

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 ... More


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


Auerbach, Homer, and the Jews

James I. Porter

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter examines Erich Auerbach's contrastive analysis from 1942 of Homer and the Jewish Old Testament, situating that analysis firmly in its immediate historical context of German fascism, ... 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


Homo Imaginans and the Concursus Divinus

Douglas Hedley

in Turning Images in Philosophy, Science, and Religion: A New Book of Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199563340
eISBN:
9780191731303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563340.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter extends a project begun in the book Living Forms of the Imagination, which involves a defence of the cognitive significance of imagination. Imagination and fantasy are distinguished and ... More


‘Founders of Italian Literature’: Dante, Petrarch, and National Identity in Ugo Foscolo

Luzzi Joseph

in Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century: Nationality, Identity, and Appropriation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199584628
eISBN:
9780191739095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584628.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

Ugo Foscolo produced a series of influential essays on Dante that illuminates the discrepancies between Italian and European approaches to the medieval poet. Whereas other authors labelled Dante the ... 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


Vico and Naples: The Urban Origins of Modern Social Theory

Barbara Ann Naddeo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449161
eISBN:
9780801460876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449161.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book is an intellectual portrait of the Neapolitan philosopher Giambattista Vico (1668—1744) that reveals the politics and motivations of one of Europe's first scientists of society. According ... More


Chladenius and the New Science of History

Frederick C. Beiser

in The German Historicist Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691555
eISBN:
9780191731839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691555.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is an introduction to the work of Johann Martin Chladenius (1710–59), who is the grandfather of German historicism. An introductory section discusses his early reputation and later ... More


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