Giambattista Vico

Imagination and Historical Knowledge

  • Cecilia Miller

Part of the Studies in Modern History book series (SMH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Cecilia Miller
    Pages 1-8
  3. Cecilia Miller
    Pages 9-40
  4. Cecilia Miller
    Pages 41-71
  5. Cecilia Miller
    Pages 72-96
  6. Cecilia Miller
    Pages 120-142
  7. Cecilia Miller
    Pages 143-146
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 147-203

About this book


The theories of language and society of Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) are examined in this textual analysis of the full range of his theoretical writings, with special emphasis on his little-known early works. Vico's fundamental importance in the history of European ideas lies in his strong anti-Cartesian, anti-French and anti-Enlightenment views. In an age in which intellectuals adopted a rational approach, Vico stressed the nonrational element in man - in particular, imagination - as well as social and civil relationships, none of them reducible to the scientific theories so popular in his time.


development Europe language stress

Authors and affiliations

  • Cecilia Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Wesleyan UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1993
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-22935-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-22933-8
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