Giambattista Vico

Giambattista Vico
Giambattista Vico
  • Born: June 23, 1668
  • Died: January 23, 1744
  • Nationality: Italian
  • Profession: Philosopher

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Giambattista Vico was an Italian political philosopher and rhetorician, historian and jurist, of the Age of Enlightenment. He criticized the expansion and development of modern rationalism, was an apologist for Classical Antiquity, a precursor of systematic and complex thought, in opposition to Cartesian analysis and other types of reductionism, and was the first expositor of the fundamentals of social science and of semiotics.

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