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The New Art of AutobiographyAn Essay on the Life of Giambattista Vico Written by Himself$
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Donald Phillip Verene

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780198239000

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239000.001.0001

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Vico's Conception of His Own Philosophy

Vico's Conception of His Own Philosophy

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The New Art of Autobiography


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This chapter examines Giambattista Vico's conception of his own philosophy based on his autobiography. It analyses Vico's life as a series of philosophical thoughts and suggests that pedagogy, law, and the search for a science of wisdom dominate his though and career. It evaluates Vico's New Science and argues that his telling of his own life is a verification of the principles of his own philosophy.

Keywords:   Giambattista Vico, philosophy, autobiography, philosophical thoughts, pedagogy, law, New Science

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