Vico, Prometheus and Human Striving

“He [Michelet] derived from Vico a vision of men as moulders of their own destinies, engaged in a Promethean struggle to achieve their own moral and social freedom, wresting from nature the means to serve their own human goals, and, in the course of this, creating and destroying institutions in the perpetual struggle to overcome obstacles, social and individual, to the full realization of the moral energies and creative genius of entire peoples and societies” – IB (1976)


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