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Vico : A Study of the 'New Science' - Leon Pompa


A Study of the 'New Science'

Paperback Published: 15th October 1990
ISBN: 9780521388719
Number Of Pages: 268

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Professor Pompa's study of Vico has done a great deal to stimulate and inform the growing interest in the English-speaking world in this remarkable figure. It remains the only work devoted almost exclusively to an interpretation of the New Science and offers a comprehensive guide to the main theoretical problems to which the text gives rise. For this second edition Professor Pompa has responded to the reactions of reviewers and critics and added a new chapter which analyses Vico's conception of the principles which govern the development of law.

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'Dr Pompa has reconstructed Vico's arguments with a precision not to be found in Vico himself, and his work leads the reader in a progressive fashion to the fundamental insights upon which Vico's project is founded ... No other work in English attempts to exposit Vico's thought with such clarity and systematic attention.' Philosophy and Rhetoric 'Dr Pompa's analysis of the epistemological and metaphysical foundations of Vico's approach to history will be of great interest to today's student of the methodology of the social sciences.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

The structure of the Scienza Nuova
Critique of current historiography
Human nature and social change
Human nature and historical change
The character of Vico's metaphysics
The problem of knowledge
The problem of methodology
The ideal eternal history: its theoretical character
The ideal eternal history: its deductive character
The ideal eternal history: its sociological content
The ideal eternal history: its historical content
Philosophy and historical interpretation
Philosophy and historical confirmation
Theory of knowledge
The character of Vico's theory of knowledge
Law, providence and the barbarism of reflection
Humanist interpretations
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ISBN: 9780521388719
ISBN-10: 0521388716
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 15th October 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 14.12  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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