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The Resource Giambattista Vico on natural law : religion, rhetoric, and sensus communis, John Schaeffer

Giambattista Vico on natural law : religion, rhetoric, and sensus communis, John Schaeffer

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Giambattista Vico on natural law : religion, rhetoric, and sensus communis
Title
Giambattista Vico on natural law
Title remainder
religion, rhetoric, and sensus communis
Statement of responsibility
John Schaeffer
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book introduces the thought of Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) into the discussion about natural law. For many critics, natural law is not natural but a facade behind which lurks the supernatural - that is, revealed religion. While current notions of natural law are based on either Aristotelian/Thomistic principles or on Enlightenment rationalism, the book shows how Vico was the only natural law thinker to draw on the Roman legal tradition, rather than on Greek or Enlightenment philosophy. Specifically, the book addresses how Vico, drawing his inspiration from Roman history, incorporated both rhetoric and religion into a dynamic concept of natural law grounded in what he called the sensus communis: the entire repertoire of values, images, institutions, and even prejudices that a community takes for granted. Vico denied that natural law could ever furnish a definitive answer to moral problems in the social/public sphere. Rather he maintained that such problems had to be debated in the wider arena of the sensus communis. For Vico, as this book argues, natural law principles emerged from these debates; they did not resolve them
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DLC
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Schaeffer, John D
Index
index present
LC call number
K457.V5
LC item number
S33 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vico, Giambattista
  • Vico, Giambattista
  • Natural law
  • Natural law
Label
Giambattista Vico on natural law : religion, rhetoric, and sensus communis, John Schaeffer
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-123) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion : natural law in the barbarism of reflection
  • Vico's legal milieu
  • Vico's universal law: religion, rhetoric and the Roman paradigm
  • Natural law in the first new science
  • Natural law land the revised new science
  • Reprise : the senses of the sensus communis
  • The
  • Aristotelian-Thomist tradition
  • Vico's place in the natural law tradition
Control code
1078972082
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
131 pages
Isbn
9780367191061
Lccn
2018058364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1078972082
Label
Giambattista Vico on natural law : religion, rhetoric, and sensus communis, John Schaeffer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-123) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion : natural law in the barbarism of reflection
  • Vico's legal milieu
  • Vico's universal law: religion, rhetoric and the Roman paradigm
  • Natural law in the first new science
  • Natural law land the revised new science
  • Reprise : the senses of the sensus communis
  • The
  • Aristotelian-Thomist tradition
  • Vico's place in the natural law tradition
Control code
1078972082
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
131 pages
Isbn
9780367191061
Lccn
2018058364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1078972082

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