Vico and Rhetoric

When finished, this set of pages will focus on the role of rhetoric in the thought of Giambattista Vico, including a bibliography of primary and secondary literature, a glossary of key terms in Vico's writings on rhetoric, and some notes on his texts. Special attention will given to the effects of Vico's anti-Cartesianism on the theory of rhetoric and its relationship to the development of "modern" thought.

Portrait of Vico






[list of terms]


[list of topics]


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