[Autom. eng. transl.] The philosophical company of "Scienza nuova" opens with an image formed by a multiplicity of characters: the winged woman, the convex mirror, the altar, the world, the hieroglyphs scattered on a gloomy background dominated by darkness. "Engraving" teaches to think in images. Before the new science, even before its idea, comes the "explanation" of a figure, the figure anticipates the idea, the image already guards in itself the development of all future history, visible in an unstoppable spiral of rotations, and in this development, an infinite number of expressive elements are repeated. From the image that Vico puts at the beginning of Scienza nuova, I have perceived and appreciated the importance of history, of memory, of darkness, of principle and of meaning.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] VICO OR THE MONUMENTAL MEMORY OF DARKNESS|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||CUADERNOS SOBRE VICO|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- Ernesto Grassi