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Le «borie» vichiane come paradigma euristico. Hybris dei popoli e dei saperi fra moderno e contemporaneo

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Book Series: I Quaderni del Lab ISBN: 9788890871290 Year: Pages: 500 Language: Italian
Publisher: Istituto per la storia del pensiero filosofico e scientifico moderno - National Research Council
Subject: Philosophy
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The essays included in this volume assume Giambattista Vico’s theory of the “conceits” (borie) as a heuristic paradigm for investigating different forms of arrogance by peoples and by kinds of knowledge. The book is made up of three sections. In the first one – “A possible Vichian paradigm” – Manuela Sanna’s essay examines the theme of the conceits in Vico’s writings, exploring it in all its ramifications. The essay by Giuseppe Cacciatore extrapolates the concept of conceit from Vico’s page and turns it into an useful tool for unmasking “other” kinds of arrogance. In the second section – “A retrospective” – a possible backwards path is outlined: various expressions of arrogance by peoples and by kinds of knowledge are investigated in authors closer to Vico or even more distant from him, like Molina, Montaigne and Diodorus, who was among Vico’s sources. The third section – “With Vico beyond Vico” – hosts contributions by scholars who tested the paradigm of the conceits in authors ranging from Descartes to Samuel Beckett. This results in a theoretical and historical framework that, without claiming to be exhaustive or organic, provides a varied and rich survey of the topic.

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Osservazioni sul concetto di oggetto della psicologia

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Book Series: Scuola delle Scienze Umane e Sociali. Quaderni ISSN: 2499-4774 ISBN: 9788868870164 Year: Volume: 4 Pages: 120 DOI: 10.6093/978-88-6887-016-4 Language: Italian
Publisher: FedOA - Federico II University Press
Subject: Philosophy
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Remarks on the concept of object of psychology is Richard Avenarius last work and it represents his attempt to establish the fledgling scientific, physiological, experimental psychology on rigorous philosophical basis. With this work the founder of the so-called Empiriocriticism participates to the wide debate on the definition of psychology, along with notable personalities of the time, such as Wilhelm Wundt, Ernst Mach, Oswald Külpe, Hermann Ebbinghaus, Hugo Münsterberg and Edward B. Titchener.

Invito a Vico

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Book Series: I Quaderni del LAB ISSN: 2465-1338 ISBN: 9788890871245 Year: Pages: 220 Language: Italian
Publisher: Istituto per la storia del pensiero filosofico e scientifico moderno - National Research Council
Subject: Philosophy
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This book contains eight essays on Vico written by Pietro Piovani between 1968 and 1976. It is the only collection of writings on Vico designed by the author, for a publication in Spanish. Although the single essays had the widest circulation and impact since their writing, this is the first time that the collection as it was conceived by the author it is published in Italian.

Discourse on the State of the Jews. Bilingual Edition

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Book Series: Studies and Texts in Scepticism ISSN: 25689614 ISBN: 9783110527988 Year: Volume: 7 Pages: 395 DOI: 10.1515/9783110527988 Language: English / Italian
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion
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In 1638, a small book of no more than 92 pages in octavo was published “appresso Gioanne Calleoni” under the title “Discourse on the State of the Jews and in particular those dwelling in the illustrious city of Venice.” It was dedicated to the Doge of Venice and his counsellors, who are labelled “lovers of Truth.” The author of the book was a certain Simone (Simḥa) Luzzatto, a native of Venice, where he lived and died, serving as rabbi for over fifty years during the course of the seventeenth century.Luzzatto’s political thesis is simple and, at the same time, temerarious, if not revolutionary: Venice can put an end to its political decline, he argues, by offering the Jews a monopoly on overseas commercial activity. This plan is highly recommendable because the Jews are “wellsuited for trade,” much more so than others (such as “foreigners,” for example). The rabbi opens his argument by recalling that trade and usury are the only occupations permitted to Jews. Within the confines of their historical situation, the Venetian Jews became particularly skilled at trade with partners from the Eastern Mediterranean countries. Luzzatto’s argument is that this talent could be put at the service of the Venetian government in order to maintain – or, more accurately, recover – its political importance as an intermediary between East and West. He was the first to define the role of the Jews on the basis of their economic and social functions, disregarding the classic categorisation of Judaism’s alleged privileged religious status in world history.Nonetheless, going beyond the socio-economic arguments of the book, it is essential to point out Luzzatto’s resort to sceptical strategies in order to plead in defence of the Venetian Jews. It is precisely his philosophical and political scepticism that makes Luzzatto’s texts so unique. This edition aims to grant access to his works and thought to English-speaking readers and scholars. By approaching his texts from this point

La filosofia dell'immaginazione in Vico e Malebranche

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Book Series: Scuole di dottorato ISBN: 8884530342 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_345482 Language: Italian
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Philosophy
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The book, which is a redrafting of the doctoral thesis, represents a retrospective on modern philosophical anthropology through two of its major exponents. More specifically, it shows how mythology, the history of philosophy and language and Vico’s conception of man have had as a constant yardstick the Cartesian approach of the psychology of Malebranche.

La dottrina costituzionale di Sieyès

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Book Series: Strumenti per la didattica e la ricerca ISBN: 9788884534712 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_341476 Language: Italian
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Law --- Political Science --- Philosophy
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The reception and popularity of the work of Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès has gone through different and erratic phases. Nonetheless, in recent years there has been a remarkable revival of interest in the Abbé's thought. This book is intended to exploit this Sieyès-renaissance, proposing a reconstruction of the constitutional doctrine of the abbot in the light of the latest interpretative acquisitions. The guiding thread of the analysis is the acknowledgement that, underlying the main political-constitutional proposals of Sieyès, we can glimpse a profoundly rationalist philosophical substructure. After presenting the nucleus of this philosophical approach, the book proceeds to shed light on the coherence linking the main constitutional structures upon which the abbot was working in the course of the early years of the Revolution. It focuses in particular on the concepts that contributed to make up the basic grammar of modern and liberal constitutionalism: representation, citizenship, constituent power, rights of man, the division of the powers and the control of constitutionality. The idea is that, by pursuing this approach, it is possible to arrive at an overall picture of the constitutional doctrine of the abbot that reflects both its systematic quality and its originality.

Itinerari di ricerca intorno a Vico e a Leopardi: potenza e limitatezza dell’umana conoscenza

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Book Series: I Quaderni del LAB ISSN: 2465-1338 ISBN: 9788890871238 Year: Volume: 5 Pages: 343 Language: Italian
Publisher: Istituto per la storia del pensiero filosofico e scientifico moderno - National Research Council
Subject: Philosophy
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Research paths around Vico and Leopardi: power and limits of human knowledge. This volume collects the papers presented at a seminar held in Potenza in November 2016 and constitutes the first outcome of a research project promoted by the Istituto per la storia del pensiero filosofico e scientifico moderno of the National Research Council, the Centro nazionale di studi leopardiani in Recanati, together with the National Library Vittorio Emanuele III in Naples and a network of Italian and foreign universities. The aim is to reflect on the relationship between Vico and Leopardi by reading jointly the Scienza nuova and the Zibaldone, without neglecting traces spread in other works, as well as the identification of the sources inside Vico’s and Leopardi’s libraries. The research bears witness to the fortune of the Scienza nuova in the early XIXth century and shows how Vico and Leopardi recapture in their works issues debated throughout Europe. Among them the relationship between philosophy and poetry, the analysis of the forms of knowledge (i.e., “poetical wisdom”, “fairy tale”, “myth”), the semantics of imagination, the relationship between civilization and barbarism, as well as language-related issues such as “origins of languages”, “symbolic language”, “language and thought”.

Anantaratnaprabhava

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ISBN: 9788867056804 Year: Language: Italian
Publisher: Ledizioni - LediPublishing Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104918
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Anantaratnaprabhava, ‘fonte di infinite gemme’, è l’attributo che il sommo poeta Kālidāsa conferisce al sovrano dei monti, Himālaya, nell’esordio del Kumārasambhava, capolavoro della poesia classica indiana. L’epiteto scelto per titolo di questi due volumi dedicati a Giuliano Boccali allude non solo ai suoi interessi letterari più cari, ma anche, e soprattutto, alla sua vita di studioso. Con questa raccolta di saggi, colleghi, allievi e amici italiani hanno voluto onorare con gratitudine, stima profonda e affetto la sua lunga e prestigiosa carriera di infaticabile docente e di elegantissimo esegeta. Dal Veda alla letteratura dell’India meridionale, dalle filosofie indiane classiche alle problematiche più contemporanee, dalle culture iraniche al Tibet, i due volumi sono anche una rassegna del vivacissimo mondo italiano degli studi in questi ambiti, che si è qui raccolto intorno alla figura di un grande maestro.

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Literature --- indic --- India --- Giuliano Boccali --- art --- philosophy --- literature --- homage --- pali language --- religion --- society --- sanskritic --- tamil --- Tibet --- urdu

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