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Vico’s Social Theory: The Conundrum of the Roman Metropolis and the Struggle of Humanity for Natural Rights

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/9780801449161.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers both the legal aspirations and jurisprudential works of Vico, and reconstructs his first full-blown account of Roman law and society in light of the jurisprudential tastes of ... More


From Social Theory to Philosophy: Vico’s Disillusions with the Neapolitan Magistracy and the New Frontier of Philosophy

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/9780801449161.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This concluding chapter elaborates on Vico's famous claim in his Autobiografia that he became a philosopher only because he failed to become a professor of law. It shows that Vico's politicking among ... More


The Universal Law: Jurisprudence

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/9780300099584.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the focus of Vico's later work, moral philosophy in its broadest sense, as a science of law, custom, and history, a science of the human world. The first step in this process ... More


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