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In this lucid and probing study, Robert C. Miner argues that Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) was the architect of a subversive, genealogical approach to modernity. Miner documents the genesis of Vico's stance toward modernity in the first phase of his thought. Through close examination of his early writings, centering on Vico's critique of Descartes and his elaboration of the 'verum-factum' principle, Vico, Genealogist of Modernity reveals that Vico strives to acknowledge the technical advances of modernity while unmasking its origins in human pride.

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“Miner has produced something very remarkable—a short, clear account of Vico’s writings based upon a comprehensive knowledge of all the crucial texts. Vico, Genealogist of Modernity does not shirk Vico’s difficulties, and yet it comes to clear conclusions which I think help us at last to make sense of what Vico is really saying. It establishes beyond doubt that Vico was not a secular skeptic, but an Orthodox Catholic thinker, who nonetheless re-expressed this Orthodoxy in a fashion so radical that it outflanked the radicalism of the Enlightenment. This book is a winner.” —John Milbank, Frances Myers Ball Professor of Philosophical Theology, University of Virginia

“In this erudite, sharply written book, Robert Miner passionately argues that Vico’s thought represents a radical alternative to the dominant paradigms about modernity, which are steadily shadowed by nihilism, are blinded by scholarly and self-centered conceits, and wander in their own discontents. By rigorous and close textual readings, Miner’s analysis focuses on the two major works by Vico: the Diritto universale and the New Science, and in both texts he finds a compelling case for a philosophy born not of pride but of humility. In the poetic-rational account Miner weaves, Vico's philosophy, which is articulated in the wake of Christian and classical traditions of thought, is capable of questioning modernity's scientific self-delusions. It also enables us to reflect on the future of humanity as it unveils the historical and providential design of our culture.” —Giuseppe Mazzotta, Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Italian Language and Literature, Yale University and author of The New Map of the World: The Poetic Philosophy of Giambattista Vico

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Robert C. Miner is professor of philosophy at Boston College.

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