Giambattista Vico

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Giovan Battista.
Born May 23, 1668(1668-05-23)
Naples, Kingdom of Sicily
Died January 23, 1744(1744-01-23) (aged 75)
Naples, Kingdom of Sicily
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Giovan Battista (Giambattista) Vico (23 June 1668 – 23 January 1744) was an Italian political philosopher, rhetorician, historian, and jurist, who is recognized as one of the greatest Enlightenment thinkers. He criticized the expansion and development of modern rationalism and was an apologist of classical antiquity. Vico is best known for his magnum opus, the Scienza Nuova of 1725.


La Scienza nouva, 1725/1942, PDF.
  • La Scienza nouva/ Principi di una scienza nuova d'intorno alla comune natura delle nazioni, 1725; 1843, Google; new ed., ed. Franco Nicolini, Bari: G. Laterza & Figli, 1928; 3rd ed., 1942, 386 pp, PDF; new ed., Milan: Rizzoli, 1959, PDF.
Collected works
  • Opere, Bari: Laterza, 1914-40.
  • Opere filosofiche, ed. Paolo Cristofolini, Florence: Sansoni, 1971.


  • Robert Flint, Vico, Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons, 1884, IA.
  • Benedetto Croce, La filosofia di Giambattista Vico, Bari: G. Laterza & figli, 1911, 325 pp; 2nd ed., 1922, 251 pp, IA, ARG.
    • The philosophy of Giambattista Vico, trans. Robin George Collingwood, New York: The Macmillan, 1913, IA, ARG.(English)
  • Paolo Fabiani, The Philosophy of the Imagination in Vico and Malebranche, Florence: F.U.P., 2002.