Vico and Naples : the urban origins of modern social theory (Book, 2011) []
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Vico and Naples : the urban origins of modern social theory

Vico and Naples : the urban origins of modern social theory

Author: Barbara Ann Naddeo
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

An intellectual portrait of the Neapolitan philosopher as a figure deeply engaged in the political life of his city.


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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Giambattista Vico; Giambattista Vico; Giambattista Vico; Giambattista Vico
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Ann Naddeo
ISBN: 9780801449161 0801449162
OCLC Number: 657223911
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2011 Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultura.
Description: xii, 300 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The origins of Vico's social theory : Vichian reflections on the Neapolitan Revolt of 1701 and the politics of the metropolis --
Vico's cosmopolitanism : global citizenship and natural law in Vico's pedagogical thought --
Vico's social theory : the conundrum of the Roman metropolis and the struggle of humanity for natural rights --
From social theory to philosophy : Vico's disillusions with the Neapolitan magistracy and the new frontier of philosophy.
Responsibility: Barbara Ann Naddeo.


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