1st Edition

The Life and Writings of Giambattista Vico

By H. P. Adams Copyright 1935

    First published in 1935, The Life and Writings of Giambattista Vico is a succinct biography of the Italian philosopher, Giambattista Vico. Carefully documented, the book comments on Vico’s life as well as his oeuvre in a bid to extend his audience to the English-speaking population. From his early childhood to the influence of his writings after his death, the book provides a keen insight into the many facets of his philosophy. This book will be of interest to students of philosophy and history.

    Preface 1. The Boy 2. Law and Poetry 3. Vatolla 4. The Influence of Contemporaries 5. A Vocation 6.Early Teaching 7. A Treatise on Method 8. The Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians 9. The Life of Caraffa 10. A Philosophy of Jurisprudence 11. Philosophy and Philology 12. Life and Work (1720-1725) 13. The Scienza Nuova 14. Life and Writings (1725-1729) 15. The Second Scienza Nuova 16. Life and Work (1730-1744) 17. The Greatness of Vico Appendix Notes and References Index


    H. P. Adams