UBC Theses and Dissertations

UBC Theses Logo

UBC Theses and Dissertations

The role of language in the development of modernity: the discussion of origins of language in Rousseau and Vico Wiesinger, Chris

Abstract

This dissertation examines parts of the eighteenth-century discussion of the origins of language with reference to a developing awareness of the characteristics of the modern mind. Giambattista Vico and Jean-Jacques Rousseau are focal points for this study because they most strongly and clearly express an awareness of the connection between modern consciousness and language.

Item Citations and Data

License

For non-commercial purposes only, such as research, private study and education. Additional conditions apply, see Terms of Use https://open.library.ubc.ca/terms_of_use.

Usage Statistics