Vico: The First New Science by Giambattista Vico
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Vico: The First New Science
By Giambattista Vico

Vico: The First New Science

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Vico: The First New Science by Giambattista Vico

Book Description

The First New Science gives a clear account of Vico's mature philosophy: the belief that certain functions which are necessary for the maintenance of human society and culture, including philosophy, also condition them historically. This challenges the traditional view that philosophy can lay claim to an historically independent viewpoint, thus bringing into question the legitimacy of the claims of universal prescriptive political theories as against the de facto political beliefs of particular historical societies. This is the first of Vico's later major books in which he wrote in Italian in order not merely to expound but to demonstrate in practice, his conception of the philosophical importance of etymology. This 2002 Cambridge Texts edition is the first complete English translation of the 1725 text. Accompanied by a glossary, bibliography, chronology of Vico's life and expository introduction, it makes this important work accessible to students for the first time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521382908
ISBN-10: 0521382904
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians by Giambattista Vico On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians, Hardback (January 2011)

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.

Giambattista Vico: Keys to the 'New Science' by Giambattista Vico Giambattista Vico: Keys to the 'New Science', Paperback (October 2008)

Brings together in one volume translations, commentaries, and essays that illuminate the background of Giambattista Vico's major work.

Vico: The First New Science by Giambattista Vico 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 by Giambattista Vico 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.

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Author Biography - Giambattista Vico

LEON POMPA is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy of the University of Birmingham. He has published over a hundred articles and books on philosophy.

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