Giovanni Gentile’s Actualism

Keywords: Giovanni Gentile, Giambattista Vico, actualism, truth, verum-factum, Italian Idealism, German Idealism, spiritual reality, selfthematization of the subject in object

Abstract

This article deals with the structure of argument in the General Theory of Mind as a Pure Act by Italian Idealist philosopher Giovanni Gentile. Special attention was paid to the philosophic context of his theory. The author claims that Gentile’s theory has two main sources, namely the theory of truth formulated by Giambattista Vico in The New Science (1744) and the theories of Kant and German Idealists (Fichte, Hegel). It was elucidated the main claim of Gentile’s theory which consists in pointing out an epistemic dependence of the objective reality on the selfthematization of the subject in object. Such an epistemic dependence Gentile calls the spiritual reality.

Author Biography

Ivan Ivashchenko, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
PhD in philosophy, master’s student

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Published
2014-06-16
How to Cite
Ivashchenko, I. (2014). Giovanni Gentile’s Actualism. Sententiae, 30(1), 80-93. https://doi.org/10.22240/sent30.01.080
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