BENEDETTO CROCE (1866 - 1952)



  • Anthologies:

    • Essays on Literature and Literary Criticism.  Trans. Myra E. Moss.  Albany: SUNY Press, 1990.

    • Filosofia, poesia, storia.  1951. 

      • Philosophy, Poetry, History: an Anthology of Essays.  Trans. Cecil Sprigge.  1966.

    • Filosofia e Storiografia.  1949

      • My Philosophy, and Other Essays on the Moral and Political Problems of our Time.  Trans. and ed. by Raymond Klibansky and E. F. Carritt.  London: Allen and Unwin, 1949.  Rpt. New York: AMS, 1977.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Il Carattere della filosofia moderna.  Bari: Laterza, 1941.

    • La Storia Come Pensiero e come Azione.  Bari: Laterza and Figli, 1938.

      • History as the Story of Liberty.  Trans. Sylvia Sprigge.  London: George Allen and Unwin, 1941.

    • La Poesia.  1936.

      • Poetry and Literature: an Introduction to its Criticism and History.  Trans. Giovanni Gullace.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1981.

    • 1933.
      • The Defence of Poetry

    • "Aesthetics."  Encyclopaedia Britannica.  14th Ed.  1929. 

      • Philosophies of Art and Beauty: Selected Readings in Aesthetics from Plato to Heidegger.  Ed. Albert Hofstadter and Richard Kuhns.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1964.  555-576.

    • Elementi di Politica.  1925.

      • Politics and Morals.  New York: Philosophical Library, 1952.

    • Frammenti di Etica.  1922.

      • The Conduct of Life.  Trans. Arthur Livingston.  1924.

    • La Poesia di Dante.  1921. 

      • The Poetry of Dante.  Trans. Douglas Ainslie.  1922.

    • Ariosto, Shakespeare e Corneille.  1920. 

      • Ariosto, Shakespeare, and Corneille.  Trans. Douglas Ainslie.  1920.

    • Teoria e Storia della Storiografia.  1917.

      • History: its Theory and Practice.  Trans. Douglas Ainslie.  New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1921.

    • Filosofia della Practica.  1913.

      • Philosophy of the Practical: Economic And Ethic.  Trans. Donald Ainslie.  Whitefish, MT: Kessinger, 2004.

    • Breviario di estetica.  1912.

      • Guide to Aesthetics.  Indianapolis: Bobb-Merrill, 1965.  Rpt. Hackett, 1995.

      • The Essence of Aesthetics.  Trans. Douglas Ainslie.  London: William Heinemann, 1921.

      • "The Breviary of Aesthetic."  Vol. 2 of The Book of the Opening of the Rice Institute.  3 Vols.  Houston, Texas: The Rice Institute, 1912.  430-517.

    • "What is Art?"  Speech at the Inauguration of the Rice Institute, Texas, USA, 1912.

    • La Filosofia di Giambattista Vico.  1911.

      • The Philosophy of Giambattista Vico.  Trans. R. G. Collingwood.  New York: Russell and Russell, 1964.  Rpt. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 2002.

    • Problemi di estetica e contributi alla storia dell' estetica italiana.  1910.

      • Problems of Aesthetic and Contributions to  the History of Aesthetic in Italy

    • Logica come Scienza del Concetto Puro.  1909.

    • Saggio sullo Hegel.  1907.

      • What is Living and What is Dead in the Philosophy of Hegel.  Trans. Douglas Ainslie.  London: Macmillan, 1915.

    • Estetica come scienza dell' espressione e linguistica generale.  1902. 

      • Aesthetic as a Science of Expression and General Linguistic

        • Whitefish, MT: Kessinger, 2004.

        • New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 1995.

        • Critical Theory Since Plato.  Ed. Hazard Adams.  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971.  691-699.

        • Trans. Colin Lyas.  Cambridge: CUP, 1992.

        • Trans. Douglas Ainslie.  London: Macmillan, 1909. 

          • "The Identity of Linguistic and Aesthetic."  Routledge Language and Cultural Theory Reader.  Ed. Lucy Burke, Tony Crowley, and Alan Girvin.  London: Routledge, 2000.  33-38.

    • Materialismo Storico ed Econimica Marxista.  1900.

      • Historical Materialism and the Economics of Karl Marx.  Whitefish, MT: Kessinger, 2004.




  • Anthologies:

    • D'Amico, J., D. A. Trafton, and M. Verdicchio, eds.  The Legacy of Benedetto Croce: Contemporary Critical Views.  Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2000.

    • Palmer, L. M., and H. S. Harris, eds.  Thought, Action, and Intuition as a Symposium on the Philosophy of Benedetto Croce.  Hildesheim and New York: Georg Olms, 1975.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Adams, Hazard.  "Croce's Intuition, Expression, and Externalisation."  Philosophy of the Literary Symbolic.  Tallahassee: UP of Florida, 1983.  177-187.
    • Babbitt, Irving.  "Croce and the Philosophy of Flux."  Yale Review (1925): .  Rpt. in Character and Culture: Essays on East and West.  New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 1995.

    • Brown, Merle E.  Neo-Idealist Aesthetics: Croce-Gentile-Collingwood.  Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1966.

    • Caponigri, A. Robert.  History and Liberty: the Historical Writings of Benedetto Croce.  London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1955.

    • Carr, H. Wildon.  The Philosophy of Benedetto Croce: the Problem of Art and History.  London: Macmillan, 1917.

    • Carritt, E. F.   "Croce and his Aesthetic."  Mind 62 (1953): .

    • D'Angelo, Paolo.  L'estetica di Benedetto Croce.  1982.

    • De Gennaro, Angelo.  The Philosophy of Benedetto Croce: an Introduction.  1961.

    • Jacobitti, Edmund. 

    • Mayo, Bernard.  "Art, Language and Philosophy in Croce."  Philosophical Quarterly 5 *1955): 245-260.

    • Moss, Myra E.  Benedetto Croce Reconsidered: Truth and Error in Theories of Art, Literature, and History.  Hanover, NH: UP of New England, 1987.

    • Orsini, Gian Napoleone Giordano.  Benedetto Croce: Philosopher of Art and Literary Critic.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1961.

    • Piccoli, Raffaello.  Benedetto Croce: an Introduction to his Philosophy.  New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1922.

    • Roberts, David D.  Benedetto Croce and the Uses of Historicism.  Berkeley: U of California P, 1987.

    • Santayana, George.  "Croce's Aesthetics."  Journal of Comparative Literature 1 (1903): 191-95.

    • Seerfield, C. G.  Benedetto Croce's Early Aesthetic Theories and Literary Criticism.  1958.

    • Simoni, Frederic S.  "Benedetto Croce: a Case of International Misunderstanding."  Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 11 (1952): 7-14.

    • Spingarn, Joel.  The New Criticism.  New York: Columbia UP, 1911.

    • Sprigge, Cecil.  Benedetto Croce: Man and Thinker.  1952.

    • Wasiolek, Edward.  "Croce and Contextualist Criticism."  Modern Philology 57 (1959): 44-54.

    • Wellek, René.  Four Critics: Croce, Valéry, Lukács, and Ingarden.  Seattle: U of Washington P, 1981.

    • Wellek, René.  French, Italian, and Spanish Criticism, 1900-1950.  Vol. 8 of A History of Modern Criticism: 1750-1950.  1993.

    • White, Hayden.  "The Abiding Relevance of Croce's Idea of History."  Journal of Modern History 37 (1963): 109-24.

    • Wimsatt, William, and Cleanth Brooks.  "Expressionism: Benedetto Croce."  Literary Criticism: a Short History.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1957.  499-521.




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