The New Art of Autobiography: An Essay on the Life of Giambattista Vico, Written by Himself
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Oxford University Press (1991)
In this, the first full-length study of Vico's highly original autobiography, Verene discusses its place in the history of autobiography generally, and shows it to be the first work of modern intellectual autobiography which uses a genetic method. The author views the autobiography as a work in which Vico applies the principles of human history discussed in New Science, making the telling of his own life an application and verification of his own philosophy. He places Vico's autobiography within the general development of the genre, considering it in relation to Augustine's Confessions, Descartes's Discourse, and Rousseau's Confessions. The author shows Vico to be not only the founder of the philosophy of history, but also the originator of a philosophical art of self-narrative which is the response by a modern thinker to the ancient problem of self-knowledge.
|Keywords||Philosophers Biography Autobiography|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$68.99 used (45% off) $121.00 new (4% off) $125.00 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||B3583.V53.A33 1991|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
John Kadvany (1996). Reason in History: Paul Feyerabend's Autobiography. Inquiry 39 (1):141 – 146.
Robert Smith (1995). Derrida and Autobiography. Cambridge University Press.
Angus Fletcher (1992). The New Art of Autobiography. New Vico Studies 10:83-88.
Paul C. Perrotta (1944). The Autobiography of Giambattista Vico. Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 19 (4):737-738.
Julian Baggini (2002). Philosophical Autobiography. Inquiry 45 (3):295 – 312.
Marco Andreacchio (forthcoming). History of Human Ideas as Autobiography. Historia Philosophica.
Molly Black Verene (1988). Postscript by Zhu Guang Qian, Translator of the New Science and Autobiography of Giambattista Vico Into Chinese. New Vico Studies 6:186-188.
Julia Watson (1993). The New Art of Autobiography: An Essay on the "Life of Giambattista Vico Written by Himself," (Review). Philosophy and Literature 17 (1):136-137.
Ursula Tidd (1999). The Self-Other Relation in Beauvoir’s Ethics and Autobiography. Hypatia 14 (4):163-174.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads1 ( #600,466 of 1,696,808 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #346,744 of 1,696,808 )
How can I increase my downloads?