Vico: Selected Writings

Vico: Selected Writings

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Leon Vico
Cambridge University Press, 4/13/2009
EAN 9780521280143, ISBN10: 0521280141

Paperback, 300 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.9 cm
Language: English

Giambattista Vico is now acknowledged to be one of the most important figures in the history of European philosophy and social thought and increasingly attention is being focused on his writings. These, however have been difficult to obtain in English and many have never been translated. A real need therefore exists and to meet this Professor Pompa has here translated and introduced a selection of the central, representative texts, where the most important and seminal of Vico's ideas are developed. The volume will make a major contribution towards the study of Vico's thought and this period in the history of philosophy. It will be invaluable to students of those subjects and of the social sciences generally.

1. On method in contemporary fields of study
2. On the ancient wisdom of the Italians taken from the origins of the Latin language
3. The principles of a new science of the nature of nations leading to the discovery of the principles of a new system of the natural law of the gentes
4. Principles of a new science concerning the common nature of nations