Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) was professor of rhetoric at the University of Naples as well as a pioneer of modern cultural anthropology, linguistic theory, and legal history. Jason Taylor is an associate professor of philosophy at Regis College. Robert Miner is professor of philosophy at Baylor University. Giuseppe Mazzotta is the Sterling Professor of Italian Language and Literature at Yale University.
This translation is more consistent in its terminology, is more faithful to the textual features of the 1744 text, and provides significantly greater (and clearer) annotation than previous translations. -Charles Sullivan, University of Dallas The footnotes acquaint the Anglophone reader with perhaps the very best of contemporary Vico scholars. -Nancy Struever, Johns Hopkins University This third translation of the main work of Italian philosophy into English presents important advantages with regard to the earlier ones. It is philologically faithful, philosophically competent, and eminently readable. -Vittorio Hosle, author of Vico's New Science of the Intersubjective World Finally, the barrier posed by Vico's formidably difficult baroque prose is overcome. He can now be understood and recognized as indispensably key to the perennial future of the humanities. -William Franke, author of The Revelation of Imagination This translation is agilely faithful to Vico's idiosyncratic prose; and while prior translations provide scant resources to aid the reader, this one contains copious annotations as well as a magisterial introduction. -Stuart D. Warner, Roosevelt University