Giambattista Vico: Keys to the "New Science"
Translations, Commentaries, and Essays
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Giambattista Vico: Keys to the New Science by Giambattista Vico
Book DescriptionGiambattista Vico: Keys to the "New Science" brings together in one volume translations, commentaries, and essays that illuminate the background of Giambattista Vico's major work. Thora Ilin Bayer and Donald Phillip Verene have collected a series of texts that help us to understand the progress of Vico's thinking, culminating in the definitive version of the New Science, which was published in 1744. Bayer and Verene provide useful introductions both to the collection as a whole and to the individual writings. What emerges is a clear picture of the decades-long process through which Vico elaborated his revolutionary theory of history and culture. Of particular interest are the first sketch of the new science from his earlier work, the Universal Law, and Vico's response to the false book notice regarding the first version of his New Science. The volume also includes additions to the 1744 edition that Vico had written out but that do not appear in the English translations-including his brief chapter on the "Reprehension of the Metaphysics of Descartes, Spinoza, and Locke"-and a bibliography of all of Vico's writings that have appeared in English. Giambattista Vico: Keys to the "New Science" is a unique and vital companion for anyone reading or rereading this landmark of Western intellectual history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801474729
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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A critical edition of Vico's original Latin text and a faithful translation of this early work on metaphysics. It also includes an introduction that offers guidance in understanding this challenging text and assessing its significance.
Vico: The First New Science, Paperback (July 2002)
Annotated student edition of Vico's First New Science, an important and previously untranslated text.
New Science, Paperback (April 1999)
Giambattista Vico's "New Science" is gradually being re-established as one of the most significant "humanist" achievements since the Renaissance. This book represents his attempt to provide a comprehensive science of human society by decoding the history, mythology and law of the ancient world.
On Humanistic Education, Paperback (June 1993)» View all books by Giambattista Vico
Vico's earliest extant scholarly works, the six orations on humanistic education, offer the first statement of ideas that Vico would continue to refine throughout his life.
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Author Biography - Giambattista Vico
Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) was a leading Italian intellectual of the Enlightenment. Thora Ilin Bayer is RosaMary Professor of Liberal Arts at Xavier University, New Orleans. Donald Phillip Verene is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Metaphysics and Moral Philosophy and Director of the Institute for Vico Studies at Emory University and a fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. He is the author of books including Vico's "New Science": A Philosophical Commentary; Vico's Science of Imagination; and The Art of Humane Education; and he is the coeditor of Giambattista Vico: Keys to the "New Science", all from Cornell.
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