Between the two centuries lie the end of the cold war, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the global financial crisis, and the double transformation of the structure of power in world politics and the norms of sovereignty and intervention.
Nuclear weapons will remain high on the agenda of a global ethic, but they will not hold as dominant a place as they did in the past century.
While he had little success achieving fame in the north, he did make a large impact in Venice.
In 1725, Vico was contacted by a Venetian journal that was going to publish a series of essays written by scholars about their lives; he was the first and only contributor to the series.
However, Vico was in contact with Naples during this period, and he completed his law degree during this time.
In 1699, Vico became a professor of rhetoric at the University of Naples, a position he held until 1741. In 1709, Vico published his first major work This was intended to be the first part of a trilogy including a volume on physics and a volume on moral philosophy. During this period, Vico recognized four authors as his most important influences: Plato, Tacitus, Grotius and Bacon.
From 1686 to 1695, Vico worked as a tutor for the Rocca family in Vatolla, approximately 100 kilometers from Naples.
During this time, he gave up his study of scholastic philosophy, and concentrated on the study of Plato and poets such as Virgil, Dante and Petrarch ( 132).
Nevertheless, Vico’s theories on culture, language, politics and religion are deeply insightful and have excited the imaginations of those who have read him. Vico recounts that at the age of seven he fell from the top of a ladder, probably in his father’s bookshop, and seriously injured his head.
He had to spend three years recovering from the injury ( 111), and for most of his life he complained of bouts of ill health.