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Vico's Conception of His Own Philosophy

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/9780198239000.003.0004
Vico's Conception of His Own Philosophy

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This chapter examines Giambattista Vico's conception of his own philosophy based on his autobiography. It analyses Vico's life as a series of philosophical thoughts and suggests that pedagogy, law, and the search for a science of wisdom dominate his though and career. It evaluates Vico's New Science and argues that his telling of his own life is a verification of the principles of his own philosophy.

Keywords: Giambattista Vico; philosophy; autobiography; philosophical thoughts; pedagogy; law; New Science

Chapter.  14933 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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