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It is a knowing founded on memory or imagination. It is not analysable except in
terms of itself, nor can it be identified save by examples, such as those adduced
above. This is the sort of knowing which participants in an activity claim to ...
In the second book, called 'Poetic Wisdom', Vico declares that the first men of the
gentile nations, children of nascent mankind, created things according to their
own ideas ... by virtue of a wholly corporeal imagination. And because it was
This is so because, before writing is invented, men possess 'vivid sensation', '
strong imagination', 'sharp wit', 'robust memory', which they later lose.7 Homers is
'the father and prince of all sublime poets'. He is 'celestially sublime', possesses ...
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Though some of Sir Isaiah's best-known essays were included in the previous two volumes of his collected essays (Russian Thinkers and Concepts and Categories), this third of four scheduled volumes ... Read full review
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The CounterEnlightenment l
The Originality of Machiavelli
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