Joas de Jong, BA

MA in History

Title research: Intersubjective Reinventions of Reality: Giambattista Vico's Philosophy of Innovation

Working at KNIR: 14 May - 24 June 2024

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University: University of Groningen

The project distills different levels of intersubjective relations from the works of the Neapolitan philosopher Giambattista Vico, supplemented by twentieth-century scholars who also recognized the crucial interplay between memory, imagination, and inventiveness. In doing so, the project designs a much-needed philosophy of innovation, which highlights the practical nature of Vico’s endeavors and its utility for contemporary problems.