An Introduction to Giambattista Vico’s Life and Philosophy
Written by the MasterClass staff
Last updated: Feb 25, 2022 • 3 min read
Italian philosopher Giambattista Vico lived and worked during the Italian Enlightenment. Through his work at the University of Naples and his signature text, Scienza Nuova (The New Science), he became known as an opponent of Cartesian Rationalism, a movement that dominated eighteenth-century philosophy.