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Giambattista Vico on Humanities - Dictionary of Arguments

Gadamer I 29
Humanities/Humanism/Rhetoric/Vico/Gadamer: Vico's recourse to the Roman concept of >sensus communis and his defence of humanistic rhetoric against modern science is of particular interest to us. Here we are introduced to a moment of truth in the humanities which was no longer accessible to the self-contemplation of the humanities in the 19th century. Vico lived in an unbroken tradition of rhetorical-humanistic education and only needed to reassert its unaltered law.
After all, there has always been a knowledge that the possibilities of rational proof and teaching do not fully exhaust the circle of knowledge. Vico's appeal to the sensus
communis belongs (...) to a broad context that goes back to antiquity (...)(1). >Sensus communis/Gadamer.


1. Offenbar hat Castiglione eine wichtige Rolle bei der Vermittlung dieses aristotelischen Motivs gespielt, vgl. Erich Loos: Baldassare Castigliones Libro del cortegiano (Analecta romanica, hrsg. v. F. Schalk, H. 2).


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The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Vico I
Giambattista Vico
Prinzipien einer neuen Wissenschaft über die gemeinsame Natur der Völker Hamburg 2009

Gadamer I
Hans-Georg Gadamer
Wahrheit und Methode. Grundzüge einer philosophischen Hermeneutik 7. durchgesehene Auflage Tübingen 1960/2010

Gadamer II
H. G. Gadamer
The Relevance of the Beautiful, London 1986
German Edition:
Die Aktualität des Schönen: Kunst als Spiel, Symbol und Fest Stuttgart 1977


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