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Giambattista Vico Philosopher and Educator: Lessons for the Late Twentieth Century from an Eighteenth-Century Eccentric


by Michael S. Littleford - 1983

Modern disillusionment with rationalistic and mechanistic creeds increases the relevance of the thought of Giambattista Vico, an eighteenth century thinker. Vico's "New Science" dealt with the origins of human consciousness and society, and with the development of human nature, knowledge, and institutions in ways that anticipate modern social science. (Source: ERIC)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 85 Number 1, 1983, p. 120-138
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 865, Date Accessed: 6/6/2020 7:16:30 PM

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  • Michael Littleford
    Auburn University
    MICHAEL S. LITTLEFORD is professor of education at Auburn University where she also works with the history department in their honors program. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, and has published pieces in several other journals including Educational Theory and Social Research.
 
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