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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


Recourse of the Nations

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/9781501700163.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter offers a philosophical commentary on Giambattista Vico’s confutation of the ideal eternal history in Book 5 of the New Science. In forensic oration the confutation is intended to refute ... More


Threefold Structure of the Course of the Nations

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/9781501700163.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter offers a philosophical commentary on Giambattista Vico’s discussion of the threefold structure of the course of the nations in Book 4 of the New Science, and especially his articulation ... More


Search for the True Homer

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/9781501700163.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the role of Homer in Giambattista Vico’s doctrine of poetic wisdom and ideal eternal history, which he articulated in Book 3 of the New Science. The idea of the true Homer ... More


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