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Introduction: Vico's Life

DONALD PHILLIP VERENE

in The New Art of Autobiography

Published in print August 1991 | ISBN: 9780198239000
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679810 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239000.003.0001
Introduction: Vico's Life

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This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of this book, which is about Italian philosopher Giambattista Vico's Autobiography. It explains that relative to other areas of Vico studies, the Autobiography is Vico's forgotten work and it has never been analysed as part of his philosophy. This book attempts to reconnect points and quotations from Autobiography with other parts or aspects of Vico's thought. It considers Vico as the founder of the new art of autobiography and describes the highlights and low points in his career.

Keywords: Giambattista Vico; Autobiography; philosopher; Vico's thought; philosophy

Chapter.  20055 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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