Text: English, Italian (translation)
Although Vico (1668-1744) lived his whole life as an obscure academic in Naples, his New Science is an astonishingly ambitious attempt to decode the history, mythology and law of the ancient world. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) was an Italian political philosopher, rhetorician, historian, and jurist, who also wrote The Autobiography of Giambattista Vico. Read morePublished on February 20, 2013 by Steven H Propp
Amazing. Over 250 years ago Vico laid the ground work for a huge amount of modern social/critical thought. Read morePublished on March 17, 2012 by jafrank
Vico's immense view and creativity is expressed at the outset with his Tableau of Civil Institutions: a graphical representation of his incredible work; this alone underscores the... Read morePublished on June 27, 2007 by M. McCombs
When I read Vico in a public space--subway, park bench, stoop--I always fear that someone will approach me and ask what his "general thing" is. Read morePublished on January 6, 2005 by WhatIAssume
That Vico is largely unknown, even by the so-called experts teaching in our universitiues, while mediocrities and worse of the past half century are lauded and taught widely is yet... Read morePublished on April 4, 2001