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The Philosophy of the Imagination in Vico and Malebranche

  • Paolo Fabiani,

This book is a retrospective view of modern philosophical anthropology through the works of two of its greatest exponents. the author demonstrates how mythology, the philosophy of history and language and Vico's concept of man had as a constant referral point Malebranche's psychology with its Cartesian formulation. The idolatrous and mythopoietic imagination that is described in La Scienza Nuova (New Science) has much in common with the "pagan" mind (that is to say the mind subjugated to passions, sensitivity and fantasy that is described in La Recherche (The Search after Truth). Some of the themes discussed here are myth, the metaphoric nature of thought, idolatry, the formation of mentality, the relationships which bind passions and representations and the association of ideas through iconic images. Also discussed are other themes such as the structure of society and imagination, imitation, persuasion and social relationships, communication within society between illustrious imaginations. Moreover in Malebranche has been found a complex and complete theory of imaginative universals (universali fantastici).

  • Keywords:
  • Filosofia,
  • storia della filosofia,
  • Filosofia del linguaggio,
  • Giambattista Vico,
  • Nicolas Malebranche,
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Paolo Fabiani holds a degree in pedagogy and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Florence, where he taught Italian culture. His principal areas of interest are Vico, Descartes, Malebranche, the art of memory of the Renaissance and the contemporaries mnemotechnics. His La filosofia dell'immaginazione in Vico e Malebranche was published in italian by Firenze University Press (FUP), in 2002. He has also published several articles (a few of these translated into English, French, and Spanish) in early modern philosophy.

Giorgio A. Pinton completed his education in Italy at the Aloysianum under the direction of the Society of Jesus (B.A. in philosophy). In United States, he studied at the Hartford Seminary foundation (Ph.D. in Renaissance philosophical and theological studies) and University of Hartford (M.A. in education). He has taught at the University of Connecticut, University of Hartford, and the Trinity College. Pinton has published a lot of studies, his translations of Giambattista Vico's latin writings are Universal right, The art of rhetoric, Inaugural orations, Statecraft (the deeds of Antonio Carafa). He has translated from Italian also The history of Italian Philosophy of Eugenio Garin.
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Book Title

The Philosophy of the Imagination in Vico and Malebranche

Authors

Paolo Fabiani

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Number of Pages

420

Publication Year

2009

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© 2009 Author(s)

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CC BY-ND 3.0 IT

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Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6453-068-0

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978-88-6453-066-6

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978-88-6453-068-0

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978-88-9273-730-3

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Strumenti per la didattica e la ricerca

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2704-6249

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2704-5870

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