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Verene, Donald Phillip 1937-

Overview
Works: 89 works in 375 publications in 3 languages and 16,207 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Compiler, wpr, Creator
Classifications: B3583, 195
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Most widely held works about Donald Phillip Verene
 
Most widely held works by Donald Phillip Verene
Hegel's absolute : an introduction to reading the Phenomenology of spirit by Donald Phillip Verene( )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge of things human and divine : Vico's New science and Finnegans wake by Donald Phillip Verene( )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The philosopher Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) was an original thinker whose voice echoes today in the humanities and in fields of social thought. In this book Vico's career and works are considered from a new viewpoint. Donald Philip Verene examines in full for the first time the interconnections between Vico's new science and James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. Maintaining that Joyce is the greatest modern "interpreter" of Vico, Verene demonstrates how images from Joyce's work offer keys to Vico's philosophy." "The volume also features a detailed chronology of the philosopher's career, historical illustrations related to his works, and an extensive bibliography of Vico scholarship and all English translations of his writings."--Jacket
Hegel's recollection : a study of images in the Phenomenology of spirit by Donald Phillip Verene( )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and German and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vico and Joyce by Donald Phillip Verene( )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symbol, myth, and culture : essays and lectures of Ernst Cassirer, 1935-1945 by Ernst Cassirer( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giambattista Vico : keys to the New science : translations, commentaries, and essays by Giambattista Vico( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vico's New science : a philosophical commentary by Donald Phillip Verene( )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) is best remembered for his major work, the New Science (Scienza nuova), in which he sets forth the principles of humanity and gives an account of the stages common to the development of all societies in their historical life. Controversial at the time of its publication in 1725, the New Science has come to be seen as the most ambitious attempt before Comte at a comprehensive science of human society and the most profound analysis of the philosophy of history prior to Hegel. Despite the fundamental importance of the New Science, there has been no philosophical commentary of the text in any language, until now. Written by the noted Vico scholar Donald Phillip Verene, this commentary can be read as an introduction to Vico's thought or it can be employed as a guide to the comprehension of specific sections of the New Science. Following the structure of the text scrupulously, Verene offers a clear and direct discussion of the contents of each division of the New Science with close attention to the sources of Vico's thought in Greek philosophy and in Roman jurisprudence. He also highlights the grounding of the New Science in Vico's other works and the opposition of Vico's views to those of the seventeenth-century natural-law theorists. The addition of an extensive glossary of Vico's Italian terminology makes this an ideal companion to Vico's masterpiece, ideal for both beginners and specialists. -- from dust jacket
Giambattista Vico's science of humanity( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vico's science of imagination by Donald Phillip Verene( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speculative philosophy by Donald Phillip Verene( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this original and illuminating work, the reader is invited to approach philosophy as an activity that can instruct, delight, and move. On this view, philosophy can be seen as a key to human education, a mastery of humane letters, and a part of the repulic of the liberal arts. Embracing this approach to philosophy, Verene argues, involves moving beyond modern philosophy's analytical encounter with experience, one that emphasizes argument and criticism at the expense of the Socratic search for self-knowledge. Relying on insights from Vico and Hegel, Verene introduces a new sense of reason, one that sees the True as the whole and that connects reason to the ancient sense of speculation. Reflection and criticism are given their due, but the reorientation of philosophy toward the speculative grasp of the whole of things allows memory, imagination, and dialectical ingenuity to take on philosophical form. In the end, this work show how speculation, symbolic form, metaphor, poetry, and rhetoric are natural parts of philosophical thinking
The art of humane education by Donald Phillip Verene( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The art of humane education, Donald Phillip Verene presents a new statement of the classical and humanist ideals that he believes should guide education in the liberal arts and sciences. These ideals are lost, he contends, in the corporate atmosphere of the contemporary university, with its emphasis on administration, faculty careerism, and student performance. Verene addresses questions of how and what to teach and offers practical suggestions for the conduct of class sessions, the relationship between teacher and student, the interpretation of texts, and the meaning and use of a canon of great books
Metaphysics and the modern world by Donald Phillip Verene( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metaphysics and the Modern World makes the abiding questions of the nature of the self, world, and God available for the modern reader. Donald Phillip Verene presents these questions in both their systematic and historical dimensions, beginning with Aristotle's claim in his Metaphysics that philosophy begins in wonder. The first three chapters concern the origin of metaphysics as the transformation of the conception of reality in ancient Greek mythology, the ontological argument as the basis of Christian metaphysics, and the Renaissance cosmology of infinite worlds and the coincidence of contraries. The final four chapters present the central issues of the metaphysics of history through the New Science of Vico, the principle of true infinity of Hegel's Logic, the dialectic of spirit and life in Cassirer's Metaphysics of Symbolic Forms, and the conception of actual entities and God in Whitehead's Process and Reality. In these discussions, the reader will find a lively and learned account of a field of philosophy that is often thought difficult to access, but in this work becomes most accessible and a pleasure to read. -- back cover
Hegel's social and political thought : the philosophy of objective spirit by Hegel Society of America( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and German and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexual love and Western morality; a philosophical anthology by Donald Phillip Verene( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1999 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Questions surrounding the issues of sex and love are fundamental to an understanding of human affairs and have been crucial in the development of Western morality. Typically, sex is discussed in medical, social scientific, or psychoanalytic terms. Little attention has been given to sex as a philosophic and ethical problem. The sexual act can be seen both as the constant procreative feature of human existence and as a basic form of love. Considered as a form of love, sex is clearly involved in the total set of ethical relationships that exists between persons and is therefore ethically significant." "This volume contains a classical, intellectually sound set of philosophical selections on sexuality and sexual love. It is historically ordered using selections from the major figures in Western thought from Plato to the present in order to show the derivation of our current Western attitudes toward this topic. In the thought of these philosophers lie the origins our contemporary views of sex. This book presents a broad picture of some of what has been thought about and sexual morality over the ages. Consideration of the issues and ideas raised in this book is necessary to an understanding of contemporary arguments that assume much of this history, and often assume it quite selectively. The power of this collection of writings is in its simplicity and its imagination - the fundamental thoughts against which any view of sexual love must be formed are obtained in this book"--Jacket
Philosophy and the return to self-knowledge by Donald Phillip Verene( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contends that both Anglo-American analytic philosophy and Continental philosophy have lost their vitality, and it offers an alternative in their place. Donald Phillip Verene advocates a renewal of contemporary philosophy through a return to its origins in Socratic humanism and to the notions of civil wisdom, eloquence, and prudence as guides to human action. Focusing in particular on the traditions of some of the late Greeks and the Romans, Renaissance humanism, and the thought of Giambattista Vico, this book's concern is to revive the ancient Delphic injunction "know thyself," an idea of civil wisdom that Verene finds has been missing since Descartes. The author recovers the meaning of the vital relations that poetry, myth, and rhetoric had with philosophy in thinkers like Cicero, Quintilian, Isocrates, Pico, Vives, and Vico. He arrives at a conception of philosophy as a form of memory that requires both rhetoric and poetry to accomplish self-knowledge
Vico and contemporary thought : and for the first time in English translation Vico's essay On the heroic mind by Giorgio Tagliacozzo( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and German and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new art of autobiography : an essay on the Life of Giambattista Vico, written by himself by Donald Phillip Verene( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Vico's autobiography, this volume places the work within the development of the genre. The author argues that Vico made the telling of his own life an application of his philosophy on human history and considers it in relation to Augustine's "Confessions" and Descartes' "Discourse."
The history of philosophy : a reader's guide : including a list of 100 great philosophical works from the pre-socratics to the mid-twentieth century by Donald Phillip Verene( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of the philosophy of symbolic forms : Kant, Hegel, and Cassirer by Donald Phillip Verene( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliography of Vico in English, 1884-1984 by Giorgio Tagliacozzo( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hegel's absolute : an introduction to reading the Phenomenology of spirit
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Hegel's recollection : a study of images in the Phenomenology of spiritSymbol, myth, and culture : essays and lectures of Ernst Cassirer, 1935-1945Giambattista Vico : keys to the New science : translations, commentaries, and essaysVico's science of imaginationSpeculative philosophyThe art of humane educationPhilosophy and the return to self-knowledgeThe history of philosophy : a reader's guide : including a list of 100 great philosophical works from the pre-socratics to the mid-twentieth century
Alternative Names
Donald Phillip Verene Amerikaans filosoof

Donald Phillip Verene philosopher

Donald Phillip Verene US-amerikanischer Philosoph und Hochschullehrer

Verene, D. P. 1937-

Verene, D. P. (Donald Phillip), 1937-

Verene, Donald 1937-

Verene, Donald P. 1937-

Verene, Donald Phillip

붜린, 도널드 필립 1937-

ヴィリーン, D. P

Languages
English (221)

German (10)

Italian (5)