On the Study Methods of Our Time

On the Study Methods of Our Time

Paperback (23 Oct 1990) | English

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Giambattista Vico's first original work of philosophy, On the Study Methods of Our Time (1708-9) takes up the contemporary "quarrel between the ancients and the moderns" and provides a highly interesting statement of the nature of humanistic education. This edition makes available again Elio Gianturco's superb 1965 English translation of a work generally regarded as the earliest statement by Vico of the fundamentals of his position.An important contribution to the development of the scientism-versus-humanism debate over the comparative merits of classical and modern culture, this book lays out Vico's powerful arguments against the compartmentalization of knowledge which results from the Cartesian world view. In opposition to the arid logic of Cartesianism, Vico here celebrates the humanistic tradition and posits the need for a comprehensive science of humanity which recognizes the value of memory and imagination.On the Study Methods of Our Time remains a key text for anyone interested in the development's of Vico's thought and serves as a concise introduction to his work. Scholars and students in such disciplines as the history of philosophy, intellectual history, literary theory, rhetoric, and the history and philosophy of education will find this volume helpful and fascinating.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780801497780
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Imprint: Cornell University Press
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Language: English
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 188g
Height: 209mm
Width: 145mm
Spine width: 10mm