Die Polypheme Homers und die Patagonier Pufendorfs : Barbarei und Völkerrecht bei Vico

  • The article examines the role of the "natural law of nations" in Vico's philosophy of culture. The focal point of this inquiry is the notion of 'barbarism' in the New Science. While Vico's influential conception of the 'barbarism of reflection' has attracted a lot of attention, the multiplicity of tropes of barbarism in the New Science has not been sufficiently recognized. The article argues that while Vico takes civil law, the Roman ius gentium, as a model for his conception of culture, the trope of the warring barbarian figures prominently in key moments of his philosophy of history (e. g. in transitional moments between two historical ages) when issues of modern international law (asylum, declaration of war, piracy) are at stake.

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Author:Tim Albrecht
Parent Title (Multiple languages):Poetik und Rhetorik des Barbarischen = Poétique et rhétorique du barbare, Colloquium Helveticum ; 45
Publisher:Aisthesis Verlag
Place of publication:Bielefeld
Editor:Melanie Rohner, Markus Winkler
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2018/08/30
Year of first Publication:2016
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Creating Corporation:Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
Release Date:2018/08/30
GND Keyword:Vico, Giambattista; Barbar <Motiv>; Kulturphilosophie; Völkerrecht; Klassische Philologie; Griechische Literatur; Naturrecht
Page Number:18
First Page:15
Last Page:33
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / Aisthesis Verlag
BDSL-Klassifikation:04.00.00 Allgemeine Literaturgeschichte / BDSL-Klassifikation: 04.00.00 Allgemeine Literaturgeschichte > 04.05.00 Antike und abendländische Literatur
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Colloquium Helveticum / Poetik und Rhetorik des Barbarischen = Poétique et rhétorique du barbare (Colloquium Helveticum ; 45.2016)
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht