Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2007

Publication Title

Issues in Interpretation Theory

Pages

199-223

Abstract

The article situates Vico's hermeneutical science of history between a hermeneutics of suspicion (Ricoeur, Habermas, Freud) and a redemptive hermeneutics (Gadamer, Benjamin). It discusses Vico's early writings and his ambivalent trajectory from Cartesian rationalism to counter-enlightenment historicist and critic of natural law reasoning. The complexity of Vico's thinking belies some of the popular treatments of his thought developed by Isaiah Berlin and others.

Identifier

0-87462-672-2

Comments

“Vico’s New Science of Interpretation: Beyond Philosophical Hermeneutics and the Hermeneutics of Suspicion" by David ingram from Issues in Interpretation Theory. Pol Vandevelde, Editor. ISBN 978-0-87462-672-8. Copyright © 2007. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Marquette University Press. Reprinted with permission. www.marquette.edu/mupress

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