Giambattista Vico: Imagination and Historical Knowledge - Studies in Modern History (Hardback)Cecilia Miller (author)
Hardback 203 Pages / Published: 31/08/1993
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The theories of language and society of Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) are examined in this textual analysis of the full range of his theoretical writings, with special emphasis on his little-known early works. Vico's fundamental importance in the history of European ideas lies in his strong anti-Cartesian, anti-French and anti-Enlightenment views. In an age in which intellectuals adopted a rational approach, Vico stressed the nonrational element in man - in particular, imagination - as well as social and civil relationships, none of them reducible to the scientific theories so popular in his time.
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Number of pages: 203
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: 1993 ed.
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