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Vicos Axioms: The Geometry of the Human World


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In spite of the importance of Giovanni Battista Vico - the Italian philosopher whose reflections on history, metaphysics, rhetoric, law and other subjects were influential in the shaping of modernity - scholars have debated whether he presented a coherent philosophy or simply a set of provocative random ideas. In this study, James Goetsch argues that Vico's major work, the New Science, is a sustained, controlled poetic-philosophical meditation on the human world and that it is a philosophy in its own right.

Vicos Axioms: The Geometry of the Human World 1995, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300062724