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The Resource The autobiography of Giambattista Vico, translated from the Italian by Max Harold Fisch and Thomas Goddard Bergin

The autobiography of Giambattista Vico, translated from the Italian by Max Harold Fisch and Thomas Goddard Bergin

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The autobiography of Giambattista Vico
Title
The autobiography of Giambattista Vico
Statement of responsibility
translated from the Italian by Max Harold Fisch and Thomas Goddard Bergin
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"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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digitized
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Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1668-1744,
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vico, Giambattista
Dewey number
  • 195
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1762-1847
  • 1900-
  • 1904-1987,
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Villarosa, Carlo Antonio de Rosa
  • Fisch, Max Harold
  • Bergin, Thomas Goddard
Series statement
Cornell paperbacks
Series volume
CP-88
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vico, Giambattista
  • Philosophers
Label
The autobiography of Giambattista Vico, translated from the Italian by Max Harold Fisch and Thomas Goddard Bergin
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Note
  • "The text ... is that of the Laterza edition of Vico's works, volume V, Bari, 1929, edited by Croce and Nicolini."--Preface
  • "Vico's last years (continuation of the Marquis of Villarosa, 1813)" p. 200-209
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Porcia's "proposal" and Vico's autobiography -- Autobiography and the new science -- New science -- Vico's reputation and influence
Control code
ocn985920528
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501703010
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)985920528
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The autobiography of Giambattista Vico, translated from the Italian by Max Harold Fisch and Thomas Goddard Bergin
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "The text ... is that of the Laterza edition of Vico's works, volume V, Bari, 1929, edited by Croce and Nicolini."--Preface
  • "Vico's last years (continuation of the Marquis of Villarosa, 1813)" p. 200-209
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Porcia's "proposal" and Vico's autobiography -- Autobiography and the new science -- New science -- Vico's reputation and influence
Control code
ocn985920528
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501703010
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)985920528
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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