On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians: Unearthed from the Origins of the Latin Language pdf epub fb2

On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians: Unearthed from the Origins of the Latin Language by Giambattista Vico, L. M. Palmer pdf epub fb2

On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians: Unearthed from the Origins of the Latin Language Author: Giambattista Vico, L. M. Palmer
Title: On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians: Unearthed from the Origins of the Latin Language
ISBN: 0801495113
ISBN13: 978-0801495113
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Pages: 198 pages
Publisher: Cornell University Press; 1 edition (July 20, 1988)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1476 kb
Size EPUB version: 1487 kb
Subcategory: Europe




On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians, originally published in 1710, is widely regarded as Vico's most significant work after the New Science and the Autobiography. Subtitled "The Book of Metaphysics," it was one of three planned volumes of a larger work that was never published, and it marks Vico's transition from rhetorician to philosopher of historical knowledge.

This edition incorporates translations from the Italian of a contemporary review and Vico's responses, published in 1711 and 1712. L. M. Palmer's translation helps make more accessible a treatise of vital importance for an understanding of Vico's epistemology, psychology, and philosophy of mathematics.