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The Anxiety of Freedom

by Uday Singh Mehta Cornell University Press (February 15, 2018)

The enduring appeal of liberalism lies in its commitment to the idea that human beings have a "natural" potential to live as free and equal individuals. The realization of this potential, however, is not a matter...

John Dewey and American Democracy

by Robert B. Westbrook Cornell University Press (July 22, 2015)

Over a career spanning American history from the 1880s to the 1950s, John Dewey sought not only to forge a persuasive argument for his conviction that "democracy is freedom" but also to realize his democratic...

The Autobiography of Giambattista Vico

by Giambattista Vico, Max Harold Fisch & Thomas Goddard Bergin Cornell University Press

The Autobiography of Giambattista Vico is significant both as a source of insight into the influences on the eighteenth-century philosopher's intellectual development and as one of the earliest and most sophisticated...


by Christoph Riedweg & Steven Rendall Cornell University Press (November 11, 2011)

One of the most important mathematical theorems is named after Pythagoras of Samos, but this semi-mythical Greek sage has more to offer than formulas. He is said to have discovered the numerical nature of the...

Vico and Naples

by Barbara Ann. Naddeo Cornell University Press

Vico and Naples is an intellectual portrait of the Neapolitan philosopher Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) that reveals the politics and motivations of one of Europe's first scientists of society. According to...