Vico e la «temperatura»: sull’idea di Stato misto nel Diritto Universale

Riccardo Caporali


A scholar of Vico for years, the author analyses an issue which has not been very much dealt with in secondary Vichian literature: the issue of forms of Government in Universal Right. His thesis is that, although Vico cannot be considered as a theorist of “mixed” State, in Universal Right he elaborates a complex version of the “temperature” (the “mixtura”) which is functional to the general ethical-metaphysical system of the work, a system whose aim is that of proving the founding superiority of virtue upon strength, reason upon violence. Such system will then be replaced by a more purely anthropological point of view, in the various versions of Scienza Nuova.


Vico; Political Philosophy; History; Mixed State; Reason; Strength; Conflict

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2421-4124/5126


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