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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 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


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


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


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


New Science, Old Magic

Ariel Glucklich

in The End of Magic

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108798
eISBN:
9780199853434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108798.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Sociological and symbolical interpreters of magic singlemindedly ignore the occult questions that magic raises. The social sciences simply have no methods for inspecting extraordinary causal claims, ... More


The New Science: The Life of Nations

Donald Phillip Verene

in Knowledge of Things Human and Divine: Vico's New Science and "Finnegans Wake"

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099584
eISBN:
9780300127935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099584.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the New Science, the first book of which concerns not only the aim of the work but also the difficulty of the means of finding a new science. His wanderings in pedagogy, ... More


Displays in Motion:: Experimentation and Stagnation in Exhibition, 1925–1940

Karen A. Rader and Victoria E. M. Cain

in Life on Display: Revolutionizing U.S. Museums of Science and Natural History in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226079660
eISBN:
9780226079837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226079837.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the mid-1920s, a new coalition of museum reformers, including curators, educators, businesspeople, journalists, and foundation officials, began to assert that museums needed to modernize the ... 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


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


Stellar Afterlives

Alastair Fowler

in Time's Purpled Masquers: Stars and the Afterlife in Renaissance English Literature

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183402
eISBN:
9780191674037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183402.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Stars and the afterlife occur in English literature during the Renaissance. An aspiration to be stellified (translated to the stars) went back to ... 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


Structure 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/9781501700163.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter comments on the structure of the New Science. The New Science has been interpreted in philosophical terms, which dwells on its theory of knowledge, or in political terms, which places ... More


Method

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/9781501700163.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter offers a philosophical commentary on the Method section of the New Science. Giambattista Vico begins Method by saying that to complete the establishment of principles requires discussing ... 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


Poetic Sciences

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/9781501700163.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the section on poetic sciences in the New Science. According to Giambattista Vico, all the branches of his tree of poetic wisdom hold poetic sciences, taking sciences in the ... More


Poetic Metaphysics

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/9781501700163.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the section on poetic metaphysics in Giambattista Vico’s New Science. Poetic metaphysics, being the source of poetic sciences, corresponds to the mother of the Muses—Mnemosyne ... More


Toxic Safety: "Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health"

Alissa Cordner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231171465
eISBN:
9780231541381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171465.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Initially marketed as a life-saving advancement, flame retardants are now mired in controversy. Some argue that data show the chemicals are unsafe while others continue to support their use. The ... More


Genesis 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/9781501700163.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines why Giambattista Vico deleted the Novella letteraria with which he planned to begin the New Science and replaced its pages with the dipintura he commissioned and an explanation ... More


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