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The first new science [electronic resource] / Vico ; edited and translated by Leon Pompa.

By: Vico, Giambattista, 1668-1744.
Contributor(s): Pompa, Leon.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge texts in the history of political thought: Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (lxiv, 302 p.).ISBN: 0511065353 (electronic bk.); 9780511065354 (electronic bk.); 0511059027; 9780511059025; 9780521382908 (hbk.); 0521382904 (hbk.); 9780521387262 (pbk.); 0521387264 (pbk.); 9781139163705 (electronic bk.); 1139163701 (electronic bk.).Other title: Vico : the first new science.Uniform titles: Principa di una scienza nuova. English Subject(s): Vico, Giambattista, 1668-1744. Principi di una scienza nuova | Philosophy -- Early works to 1800 | History -- Philosophy -- Early works to 1800 | Social sciences -- Early works to 1800 | Philosophy | History -- Philosophy | Electronic books | PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Modern | Philosophie -- Ouvrages avant 1800 | Histoire -- Philosophie -- Ouvrages avant 1800 | Philologie -- Ouvrages avant 1800 | Sciences sociales -- Ouvrages avant 1800 | Filosofie | Politiek bewustzijn | Theorie�enGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: First new science.DDC classification: 195 Other classification: 08.20 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The First New Science -- Idea of the Work -- The Necessity of the end and the Difficulty of the Means of Discovering A New Science -- Reasons for our meditation on this work -- Meditation on a New Science -- The defect of such a Science if based upon the maxims of the Epicureans and Stoics or the practices advocated by Plato -- This Science is meditated on the basis of the Roman jurisconsults' idea of the natural law of the gentes -- The defect of such a Science if based upon the systems of Grotius, Selden or Pufendorf -- Reasons why this Science has hitherto been lacking among the philosophers and philologists -- The necessity, both human and doctrinal, that the origins of this Science be derived from sacred history -- The difficulty of discovering the progress or continuity [proper to this Science] -- [The difficulty of discovering the origins of humanity] from the philosophers -- [The difficulty of discovering the origins of humanity] from the philologists -- The necessity to seek the principles of the nature of nations by means of a metaphysics raised to contemplate a certain common mind of all the peoples -- On the idea of a jurisprudence of mankind -- The severe difficulties of discovering [the mode of men's first ideas] -- The Principles of this Science Concerning Ideas -- The first principle of the nations is Providence -- The rule of the world of nations is vulgar wisdom -- The artificer of the world of nations is human will regulated by vulgar wisdom -- The natural order of human ideas of an eternal justice.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Translation of the 1725 text of: Principi di una scienza nuova.

Description based on print version record.

The First New Science -- Idea of the Work -- The Necessity of the end and the Difficulty of the Means of Discovering A New Science -- Reasons for our meditation on this work -- Meditation on a New Science -- The defect of such a Science if based upon the maxims of the Epicureans and Stoics or the practices advocated by Plato -- This Science is meditated on the basis of the Roman jurisconsults' idea of the natural law of the gentes -- The defect of such a Science if based upon the systems of Grotius, Selden or Pufendorf -- Reasons why this Science has hitherto been lacking among the philosophers and philologists -- The necessity, both human and doctrinal, that the origins of this Science be derived from sacred history -- The difficulty of discovering the progress or continuity [proper to this Science] -- [The difficulty of discovering the origins of humanity] from the philosophers -- [The difficulty of discovering the origins of humanity] from the philologists -- The necessity to seek the principles of the nature of nations by means of a metaphysics raised to contemplate a certain common mind of all the peoples -- On the idea of a jurisprudence of mankind -- The severe difficulties of discovering [the mode of men's first ideas] -- The Principles of this Science Concerning Ideas -- The first principle of the nations is Providence -- The rule of the world of nations is vulgar wisdom -- The artificer of the world of nations is human will regulated by vulgar wisdom -- The natural order of human ideas of an eternal justice.

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The first new science by Vico, Giambattista, ©2002
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