The Riddle of History: The Great Speculators from Vico to Freud

The Riddle of History The Great Speculators from Vico to Freud None

  • Title: The Riddle of History: The Great Speculators from Vico to Freud
  • Author: Bruce Mazlish
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. As scholarship the book probably rates 4 stars. For a general reader, it has problems. The premise was to present a series of essays on prominent theorists of history from the early 1700s to the mid-1900s. The best section is the first, on Giambattista Vico, little known outside academic circles but a great pioneer in historical thought (I take the judgment from the description of his ideas in Mazlish's work). Nearly as good are lucid summaries of Marx and Freud. Sections on Voltaire and Kant ar [...]

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