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Giambattista Vico

Bio: Giambattista Vico is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Rhetoric & Humanistic education. The author has an hindex of 21, co-authored 71 publications receiving 1733 citations.


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01 Jun 1962

289 citations

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273 citations

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01 Dec 1966

146 citations

Book
23 Oct 1990

94 citations

Book
15 Feb 1963
TL;DR: Fisch as discussed by the authors discusses the relationship between Vico's Autobiography and the New Science and the Genesis of the new science in the context of the 19th-century Industrial Revolution.
Abstract: Preface INTRODUCTION by Max Harold Fisch I. Porcia's "Proposal" and Vico's Autobiography II. The Autobiography and the New Science III. The New Science A. The European Background B. The Genesis of the New Science C. The Principles of the New Science IV. Vico's Reputation and Influence A. In Italy B. In Germany C. In France D. In Great Britain and Ireland E. In the United States F. In the Marxist TraditionTHE LIFE OF GIAMBATTISTA VICO Part A, 1725 Part B, 1725, 1728 Continuation by the Author, 1731 Continuation by Villarosa, 1818Notes to the Introduction Notes to the Autobiography Supplementary Notes (1962) Chronological Table Index of Personal Names -- Cornell University Press

84 citations


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TL;DR: For example, the authors used consistency tests of a conjectural taxometric model with 94% success with zero false negatives to estimate numerical point values, even if approximate with rough tolerances; and lacking this, ranges, orderings, secondorder differences, curve peaks and valleys, and function forms should be used.
Abstract: Theories in “soft” areas of psychology lack the cumulative character of scientific knowledge. They tend neither to be refuted nor corroborated, but instead merely fade away as people lose interest. Even though intrinsic subject matter difficulties (20 listed) contribute to this, the excessive reliance on significance testing is partly responsible, being a poor way of doing science. Karl Popper’s approach, with modifications, would be prophylactic. Since the null hypothesis is quasi-always false, tables summarizing research in terms of patterns of “significant differences” are little more than complex, causally uninterpretable outcomes of statistical power functions. Multiple paths to estimating numerical point values (“consistency tests”) are better, even if approximate with rough tolerances; and lacking this, ranges, orderings, second-order differences, curve peaks and valleys, and function forms should be used. Such methods are usual in developed sciences that seldom report statistical significance. Consistency tests of a conjectural taxometric model yielded 94% success with zero false negatives.

1,669 citations

Book
01 Jan 2000
TL;DR: The Methodology of the Oppressed as mentioned in this paper is an alternative mode of criticism opening new perspectives on a theoretical, literary, aesthetic, social movement, or psychic expression in the U.S. Third World Feminism.
Abstract: In a work with far-reaching implications, Chela Sandoval does no less than revise the genealogy of theory over the past thirty years, inserting what she terms "U.S. Third World feminism" into the narrative in a way that thoroughly alters our perspective on contemporary culture and subjectivity.What Sandoval has identified is a language, a rhetoric of resistance to postmodern cultural conditions. U.S liberation movements of the post-World War II era generated specific modes of oppositional consciousness. Out of these emerged a new activity of consciousness and language Sandoval calls the "methodology of the oppressed". This methodology -- born of the strains of the cultural and identity struggles that currently mark global exchange -- holds out the possibility of a new historical moment, a new citizen-subject, and a new form of alliance consciousness and politics. Utilizing semiotics and U.S. Third World feminist criticism, Sandoval demonstrates how this methodology mobilizes love as a category of critical analysis. Rendering this approach in all its specifics, Methodology of the Oppressed gives rise to an alternative mode of criticism opening new perspectives on a theoretical, literary, aesthetic, social movement, or psychic expression.

1,266 citations

Book
06 Apr 2005
TL;DR: The Politics of Nature and the Making of Environmental Subjects as discussed by the authors is a series of articles about the creation of forests and the role of government in the creation and management of forests. But it is not a comprehensive survey of the field.
Abstract: About the Series ix Preface and Acknowledgments xi 1. Introduction: The Politics of Nature and the Making of Environmental Subjects 1 Part I: Power/Knowledge and the Creation of Forests 25 2. Forests of Statistics: Colonial Environmental Knowledges 32 3. Struggles over Kumaon's Forests, 1815-1916 65 Part II: A New Technology of Environmental Government: Politics, Institutions, and Subjectivities 87 4. Governmentalized Localities: The Dispersal of Regulation 101 5. Inside the Regulatory Community 127 6. Making Environmental Subjects: Intimate Government 164 7. Conclusion: The Analytics of Environmentality 201 Notes 231 Bibliography 279 Index 309

1,201 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a model for memory based on neurophysiolo gical considerations is reviewed, where neurons associate two patterns of neural activity by incrementing synaptic connectivity proportionally to the product of pre-and postsynaptic activity, forming a matrix of synaptic connectivities.
Abstract: A previously proposed model for memory based on neurophysiolo gical considerations is reviewed. We assume that (a) nervous system activity is usefully represented as the set of simultaneous individual neuron activities in a group of neurons; (b) different memory traces make use of the same synapses; and (c) synapses associate two patterns of neural activity by incrementing synaptic connectivity proportionally to the product of pre- and postsynaptic activity, forming a matrix of synaptic connectivities. We extend this model by (a) introducing positive feedback of a set of neurons onto itself and (b) allowing the individual neurons to saturate. A hybrid model, partly analog and partly binary, arises. The system has certain characteristics reminiscent of analysis by distinctive features. Next, we apply the model to "categorical perception." Finally, we discuss probability learning. The model can predict overshooting, recency data, and probabilities occurring in systems with more than two events with reasonably good accuracy.

908 citations