New science: principles of the new science concerning the common nature of nations

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1999.
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Barely acknowledged in his lifetime, the New Science of Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) is an astonishingly perceptive and ambitious attempt to decipher the history, mythology and laws of the ancient world. Discarding the Renaissance notion of the classical as an idealised model for the modern, it argues that the key to true understanding of the past lies in accepting that the customs and emotional lives of ancient Greeks and Romans, Egyptians, Jews and Babylonians were radically different from our own. Along the way, Vico explores a huge variety of topics, ranging from physics to poetics, money to monsters, and family structures to the Flood. Marking a crucial turning-point in humanist thinking, New Science has remained deeply influential since the dawn of Romanticism, inspiring the work of Karl Marx and even influencing the framework for Joyce's Finnegan's Wake.
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table_of_contents Conclusion of the Work: On the Eternal Natural Commonwealth, Best in its Kind, Ordained by Divine Providence., Discovery of the True Homer --, Discovery of the True Homer., Epitomes of Poetic History., Establishing Principles --, Final Proofs Confirming the Course of Nations --, Further Proofs Drawn from the Properties of Heroic Aristocracies., Introduction /, Poetic Astronomy., Poetic Chronology., Poetic Cosmography., Poetic Economics, or Household Management., Poetic Geography --, Poetic Logic., Poetic Metaphysics., Poetic Morality., Poetic Physics., Poetic Politics., Poetic Wisdom., The Course of Nations., The Resurgence of Nations and the Recurrence of Human Institutions --, The Search for the True Homer., Three Kinds of Authority., Three Kinds of Customs., Three Kinds of Government., Three Kinds of Human Nature., Three Kinds of Judgments., Three Kinds of Jurisprudence., Three Kinds of Language., Three Kinds of Natural Law., Three Kinds of Reason., Three Kinds of Symbols., Three Schools of Thought.
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title New science : principles of the new science concerning the common nature of nations
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