Who is giambattista vico?

Giambattista Vico

Giovanni Battista (Giambattista) Vico or Vigo (23 June 1668 – 23 January 1744) was an Italian political philosopher, rhetorician, historian, and jurist. A critic of modern rationalism and apologist of classical antiquity, Vico's magnum opus is Scienza Nuova (1725), often published in English as New Science.

Read more about Giambattista Vico.

Famous quotes containing the words giambattista vico and/or vico:

    The nature of peoples is first crude, then severe, then benign, then delicate, finally dissolute.
    Giambattista Vico (1688–1744)

    It is true that men themselves made this world of nations ... but this world without doubt has issued from a mind often diverse, at times quite contrary, and always superior to the particular ends that men had proposed to themselves.
    —Giambattista Vico (1688–1744)