Conclusion: Vico's Art


in The New Art of Autobiography

Published in print August 1991 | ISBN: 9780198239000
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679810 | DOI:
Conclusion: Vico's Art

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This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on Giambattista Vico's Autobiography. In writing his autobiography Vico has devised a new art to write his own life and he invented philosophical history which he called the new science concerning the common nature of nations. The results also suggests that Vico's aims in his New Science was not to produce a special kind of knowledge but to produce a complete speech about the human world that can bring the reader back to the most powerful maxims of humanity and history.

Keywords: Giambattista Vico; Autobiography; philosophical history; New Science; human world; humanity

Chapter.  10482 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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