Definition of Vico, Giambattista in English:

Vico, Giambattista

Line breaks: Giam|bat¦tista Vico
Pronunciation: /ˈviːkəʊ
 
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  • (1668–1744), Italian philosopher. In Scienza Nuova (1725) he asserted that civilizations are subject to recurring cycles of barbarism, heroism, and reason, accompanied by corresponding cultural, linguistic, and political modes. His historicist approach influenced later philosophers such as Marx.

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