On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians

On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians

This edition incorporates translations from the Italian of a contemporary review and Vico's responses, published in 1711 and 1712.

Author: Giambattista Vico

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801495113

Category: Philosophy

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On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians, originally published in 1710, is widely regarded as Vico's most significant work after the New Science and the Autobiography. Subtitled The Book of Metaphysics, it was one of three planned volumes of a larger work that was never published, and it marks Vico's transition from rhetorician to philosopher of historical knowledge. This edition incorporates translations from the Italian of a contemporary review and Vico's responses, published in 1711 and 1712. L. M. Palmer's translation helps make more accessible a treatise of vital importance for an understanding of Vico's epistemology, psychology, and philosophy of mathematics. -- "Seventeenth-Century News"
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Architecture Post Mortem

Architecture Post Mortem

... past into a radically imaginative eclecticism. that such an approach was also
that of the ancient romans is underscored ... composite. there are two passages
in Vico's On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians... that strike as deeply
relevant ...

Author: Donald Kunze

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

ISBN: 9781409462224

Category: Architecture

Page: 249

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Architecture Post Mortem surveys architecture's encounter with death, decline, and ruination following late capitalism. As the world moves closer to an economic abyss that many perceive to be the death of capital, contraction and crisis are no longer mere phases of normal market fluctuations, but rather the irruption of the unconscious of ideology itself. Post mortem is that historical moment wherein architecture's symbolic contract with capital is put on stage, naked to all. This collection includes essays by Kazi K. Ashraf, David Bertolini, Simone Brott, Peggy Deamer, Didem Ekici, Paul Emmons, Donald Kunze, Todd McGowan, Gevork Hartoonian, Nadir Lahiji, Erika Naginski, and Dennis Maher.
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A Romantic Historiosophy

A Romantic Historiosophy

On The Most Ancient Wisdom opens with Vico's observation that certain Latin
words , owing to their philosophical ... these ancient Italian peoples.95 Hence the
full title of his treatise : On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians , Unearthed
from ...

Author: Arthur McCalla

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004109676

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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This intellectual history study establishes Ballanche as an important figure in the intellectual life of early nineteenth-century France, and demonstrates how his religio-social project effected a critical step in the historical-mindedness of the Romantic period.
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New Vico Studies

New Vico Studies

... read the New Science according to the principles of Vico's earlier work, On the
Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians. Vico wrote the Ancient Wisdom in 1710,
fifteen years before the first edition of the New Science and almost twenty-five
years ...

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The Journal of Speculative Philosophy

The Journal of Speculative Philosophy

The Cambridge Italian Dictionary , vol . 1. 1981. Ed . Barbara Reynolds .
Cambridge ... Introduction to The Art of Wordly Wisdom . By Baltasar Gracian .
New York ... On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians . Trans . L. M. Palmer .
Ithaca , N.Y .

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ISBN: NWU:35556026815761

Category: Philosophy

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On Humanistic Education

On Humanistic Education

On Humanistic Education will be welcomed by Vichians and their students, intellectual historians, and others in the fields of philosophy, literary theory, history and methods of education, classics, and rhetoric.

Author: Giambattista Vico

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501717284

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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Vico's earliest extant scholarly works, the six first statement of ideas that Vico would continue to refine throughout his life. Delivered between 1699 and 1707 to usher in the new academic year at the University of Naples, the orations are brought together here for the first time in English in an authoritative translation based on Gian Galeazzo Visconti's 1982 Latin/Italian edition. In the lectures,Vico draws liberally on the classical philosophical and legal traditions as he explores the relationship between the Greek dictum "Know thyself' and liberal education. As he sets forth the values and goals of a humanist curriculum, Vico reveals the beginnings of the anti-Cartesian position he will pursue in On the Study Methods of Our Time ( 1709). Also found in the orations are glimpses ofVico's later views on the theory of interpretation and on the nature of language, imagination, and human creativity, along with many themes that were to be fully developed in his magnum opus, The New Science (1744). On Humanistic Education will be welcomed by Vichians and their students, intellectual historians, and others in the fields of philosophy, literary theory, history and methods of education, classics, and rhetoric.
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The New Art of Autobiography

The New Art of Autobiography

These investigations also led him to his treatise , De antiquissima Italorum
sapientia ex linguae latinae originibus eruenda ( On the Most Ancient Wisdom of
the Italians Unearthed from the Origins of the Latin Language ) , which he
published in ...

Author: Donald Phillip Verene

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: UOM:39015022067394

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 263

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A study of Vico's autobiography, this volume places the work within the development of the genre. The author argues that Vico made the telling of his own life an application of his philosophy on human history and considers it in relation to Augustine's "Confessions" and Descartes' "Discourse".
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University of California Publications in Philosophy

University of California Publications in Philosophy

... of knowledge occurs in the anomalous form of a philological treatise , On the
Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians . And the very first sentence of the first
chapter , whether or not it explains the essence of their wisdom , undoubtedly
expresses ...

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The Autobiography of Giambattista Vico

The Autobiography of Giambattista Vico

Still regarded by many as the best English-language translation of this classic work, the Cornell edition was widely lauded when first published in 1944.

Author: Giambattista Vico

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 080149088X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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The Autobiography of Giambattista Vico is significant both as a source of insight into the influences on the eighteenth-century philosopher's intellectual development and as one of the earliest and most sophisticated examples of philosophical autobiography. Referring to himself in the third person, Vico records the course of his life and the influence that various thinkers had on the development of concepts central to his mature work. Beyond its relevance to the development of the New Science, the Autobiography is also of interest for the light it sheds on Italian culture in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Still regarded by many as the best English-language translation of this classic work, the Cornell edition was widely lauded when first published in 1944. Wrote the Saturday Review of Literature: "Here was something new in the art of self-revelation. Vico wrote of his childhood, the psychological influences to which he was subjected, the social conditions under which he grew up and received an education and evolved his own way of thinking. It was so outstanding a piece of work that it was held up as a model, which it still is."
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Italian Quarterly

Italian Quarterly

And what about Montaigne ? While he was revitalizing ancient wisdom , he did
not hesitate to point out the unexpected , indeed the mutability and the
contradictions not only in himself but in all those who are not afraid to embark on
the journey ...

Author: Carlo Luigi Golino

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ISBN: UOM:39015067368095

Category: Italian literature

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Historical Reflections

Historical Reflections

He praises Paolo Matteo Doria in the dedication of On the Most Ancient Wisdom
of the Italians for applying metaphysics to the civil world , thereby “ forming a
prince untouched by all the evil arts of rule with which Cornelius Tacitus and
Niccolò ...

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Encyclopedia of aesthetics

Encyclopedia of aesthetics

The Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects. ... VICO,
GIOVANNI BATTISTA (1668-1744), Italian philosopher. ... Another book, On the
Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians (1710) is a refutation of Cartesian
metaphysics.

Author: Michael Kelly

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ISBN: 0195126483

Category: Philosophy

Page: 4

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"Are things ugly or are they just not beautiful? The answer to this and many other questions can be found in this encyclopedia, the first large-scale comprehensive English-language reference on aesthetics and destined to be a classic in the field. Drawing from experts in the areas of philosophy, art, history, psychology, feminist theory, legal theory, and many more, the encyclopedia presents 600 signed essays alphabetically arranged. Most entries include a headnote clarifying the topic. Entries range from the philosophical essay on ugliness, to the more reality-based article on the impact of AIDS on the arts. Comprehensive coverage includes key figures, concepts, periods, theories, and movements in the history of aesthetics."--"Outstanding Reference Sources: the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.
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History of Rome and the Roman People

History of Rome and the Roman People

to be issued charging the pontiffs to restore to honour “ the ancient wisdom of
Italy , ” the science of the haruspices . This return to most ancient customs of
Hellas and Latium betrays the fact that the old worship was menaced by foreign ...

Author: Victor Duruy

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ISBN: PRNC:32101065414375

Category: Rome

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History of Political Ideas

History of Political Ideas

See also the translation of L. M. Palmer , On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the
Italians ( Ithaca : Cornell University Press , 1988 ) . To summarize Vico's criticism
boldly , he argued that Descartes's was an “ insane method ” because it applied ...

Author: Eric Voegelin

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105023481190

Category: History

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The Encyclopedia Americana

The Encyclopedia Americana

82 a VICO , vē'ko , Giambattista , Italian philosopher , legal theorist , and
historical scholar : b . ... antiquissima italorum sapientia ex latinae linguae
originibus eruenda ( 1710 ; On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians
Discoverable from the ...

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ISBN: PSU:000043825752

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The encyclopedia Americana

The encyclopedia Americana

82 VICO, ve'ko, Giambattista, Italian philosopher, legal theorist, and historical
scholar: b. Naples ... ex latinae linguae originibus ertienda ( 1710; On the Most
Ancient Wisdom of the Italians Discoverable from the Origins of the Latin
Language).

Author: Grolier Incorporated

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ISBN: UOM:49015003031979

Category: Reference

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Encyclopedia Americana Venice to Wilmot

Encyclopedia Americana  Venice to Wilmot

82 VICO , vē ' ko , Giambattista , Italian philosopher , legal theorist , and historical
scholar : b . ... antiquissima italorum sapientia ex latinae linguae originibus
eruenda ( 1710 ; On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians Discoverable from
the ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015062572196

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World Philosophers and Their Works Ockham William of Zhuangzi

World Philosophers and Their Works  Ockham  William of   Zhuangzi

Principal philosophical works : De nostri temporis studiorum ratione , 1709 ( On
the Study Methods of Our Time , 1965 ) ; De antiquissima Italorum sapientia ,
1710 ( On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians , 1988 ) ; De constantia ...

Author: John K. Roth

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 0893568813

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 2136

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Examines the lives, works, and influence of ancient and contemporary world philosophers from Pythagoras and Jalal al-Din Rumi to Elie Wiesel and Alison M. Jaggar, and analyzes the authorship and historical context of ancient works.
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History of Italian Literature

History of Italian Literature

From 1688 to 1744 his life was ordinary and simple: the ordinary academic
existence of an Italian savant who had ... it in the "numbers" of Pythagoras, in the
"points" of Zeno, in the "divine ideas" of Plato, in the "most ancient wisdom of Italy.

Author: Francesco De Sanctis

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Dialogue

Dialogue

Implied in Vico's metaphysics is a practical wisdom , which teaches ethical
conduct . ... New Vico Studies 8 ( 1990 ) : 9 . s Giambattista Vico , On the Most
Ancient Wisdom of the Italians : Unearthed from the Origins of the Latin
Language , trans .

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