Giambattista Vico e la sapienza degli antichi

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Giambattista Vico and the wisdom of the ancients

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Abstract

An account of the myth of Italian wisdom in order to outline the criterion of truth which the De antiquissima (1710) recalls in opposition to Decartes’s method of clear and distinct perceptions. Such criterion is the universal etymology of every language conceived as the specific and distinctive method of metaphysic, physic and moral sciences. The research of a criterion of truth culminates in the elaboration of a metaphysic, which will be completely reformulated in the Scienza nuova.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Giambattista Vico and the wisdom of the ancients
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)53-76
Number of pages24
JournalSTUDI UMANISTICI PICENI
VolumeXXX
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Vico
  • sapienza
  • wisdom

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