The article is divided into two parts. In the first, the interpretations of the language-political nexus in Vico prevailing in the twentieth century are reconstructed: from the Crocian negation of a significant thickness of these two dimensions, to the various readings of the second half of the century, which between Nouvelle rhétorique and Hermeneutik on the contrary lead to the first plane relevance, without grasping the “political radicalism” of Vico’s reflection on the language. In the second part a survey is carried out on the Vichian theory of “double characters”, a theory that is completed only in the last drafting of New Science, to definitively weld the evolution of expressive symbolic forms to the social and political conflict between fathers and plebeians. A trend that indicates the “genetic” character of the Neapolitan philosopher’s reflection on politics. Vico, in this sense, is first and 1 Professore Ordinario del Dipartimento di Filosofia e Comunicazione dell”Università di Bologna. Lingua e politica in Vico 290 Modernos & Contemporâneos, Campinas, v. 3, n. 6., jul./dez., 2019. foremost a philosopher of politics, and only later, more slowly and laboriously, a philosopher of history: a philosopher of regularities, of constants, of laws that govern the “ideal eternal history”. It is his attempt to bring to “evidence of genesis” the intractable fire, the irreducible magma constituting the politics that makes Vico an eccentric figure, with respect to the logic of the foundation of classicism (the naturalness of the ethos), and with respect to the instances, constructivist-functional or dialectical, of modern reason.

Lingua e politica in Vico

Riccardo Caporali
2019

Abstract

The article is divided into two parts. In the first, the interpretations of the language-political nexus in Vico prevailing in the twentieth century are reconstructed: from the Crocian negation of a significant thickness of these two dimensions, to the various readings of the second half of the century, which between Nouvelle rhétorique and Hermeneutik on the contrary lead to the first plane relevance, without grasping the “political radicalism” of Vico’s reflection on the language. In the second part a survey is carried out on the Vichian theory of “double characters”, a theory that is completed only in the last drafting of New Science, to definitively weld the evolution of expressive symbolic forms to the social and political conflict between fathers and plebeians. A trend that indicates the “genetic” character of the Neapolitan philosopher’s reflection on politics. Vico, in this sense, is first and 1 Professore Ordinario del Dipartimento di Filosofia e Comunicazione dell”Università di Bologna. Lingua e politica in Vico 290 Modernos & Contemporâneos, Campinas, v. 3, n. 6., jul./dez., 2019. foremost a philosopher of politics, and only later, more slowly and laboriously, a philosopher of history: a philosopher of regularities, of constants, of laws that govern the “ideal eternal history”. It is his attempt to bring to “evidence of genesis” the intractable fire, the irreducible magma constituting the politics that makes Vico an eccentric figure, with respect to the logic of the foundation of classicism (the naturalness of the ethos), and with respect to the instances, constructivist-functional or dialectical, of modern reason.
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