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Vico's "New Science": A Philosophical Commentary

Donald Phillip Verene


Giambattista Vico (1668–1744) is best remembered for his major work, the New Science (Scienza nuova), in which he sets forth the principles of humanity and gives an account of the stages common to the development of all societies in their historical life. Controversial at the time of its publication in 1725, the New Science has come to be seen as the most ambitious attempt before Auguste Comte at a comprehensive science of human society and the most profound analysis of the philosophy of history prior to Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. This book can be read as an introduction to Vico’s thought ... More

Keywords: humanity, Giambattista Vico, New Science, Greek philosophy, Roman jurisprudence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781501700163
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501700163.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald Phillip Verene, author
Emory University

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