Vico, "The New Science"

Course Information
TitleVico, Η Νέα Επιστήμη / Vico, "The New Science"
CodeΦΙΜ 131
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorPanagiotis Thanasas
Course ID600014165

Programme of Study: PPS Philosophy

Registered students: 6
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
History of PhilosophyMandatory Elective CoursesWinter/Spring-10
Systematic PhilosophyElective CoursesWinter/Spring-10

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours36
Class ID
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • German (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
- Will have become familiar with the text of "The New Science" - Will have acquired the ability of a 'close' reading of a philosophical text and of a productive hermeneutic encounter with it
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Vico, The New Science
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Written assigments1004
Student Assessment
The assessment will be based on a seminar paper to be submitted in June or September.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Giambattista Vico: Η νέα επιστημονική γνώση (μτφρ. Γ. Κεντρωτής). Αθήνα: Gutenberg 2015.
Additional bibliography for study
Berlin, I.: Τρεις κριτικοί του Διαφωτισμού: Vico, Hamann, Herder. Αθήνα: Κριτική 2002. [11823] Κονδύλης, Π.: Ο Ευρωπαϊκός Διαφωτισμός. Αθήνα: Θεμέλιο 1998. [18051] Auerbach, E.: Ο Τζανπαττίστα Βίκο και η ιδέα της φιλολογίας. Φιλολογία της παγκόσμιας λογοτεχνίας. Αθήνα: ΜΙΕΤ 2016. Λέβιτ, Κ. [Löwith, K.]: Το νόημα της ιστορίας (μτφ. Μ. Μαρκίδης / Γ. Λυκιαρδόπουλος). Αθήνα: Γνώση 1985, Κεφ. VI. Burke, P.: Vico. New York: Oxford University Press 1985. Berlin, Isaiah. Vico and Herder. Two Studies in the History of Ideas. London : Hogarth 1976 Bayer, T.I. & Verene, D.P.: Giambattista Vico: Keys to the "New Science": Translations, Commentaries, and Essays. Ithaca: Cornell University Press 2008. Pompa, L.: Vico: A Study of the New Science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1990.
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