Santayana, George 1863-1952
Most widely held works about George Santayana
Most widely held works by George Santayana
The last Puritan, a memoir in the form of a novel by George Santayana ( Book )
76 editions published between 1935 and 1995 in 8 languages and held by 2,362 libraries worldwide
Published in 1935, George Santayana's The Last Puritan was the American philosopher's only novel and it became an instant best seller, immediately linked in its painful voyage of self-discovery to The Education of Henry Adams. It is essentially a novel of ideas expressed in the birth, life, and early death of Oliver Alden. Oliver escapes puritanical self-destruction, the inability to celebrate life, through a form of self-knowledge that Santayana endorses throughout his moral philosophy. The Last Puritan is volume four in a new critical edition of The Works of George Santayana that restores Santayana's original text and provides important new scholarly information. Books in this series - the first complete publication of Santayana's works - include an editorial apparatus with notes to the text (identifying persons, places, and ideas), textual commentary (including a description of the composition and publication history, along with a discussion of editorial methods and decisions), lists of variants and emendations, and line-end hyphenations. This edition of The Last Puritan was originally based on the typescript for the first part of the novel. The exciting discovery of the second half of the typescript in the fall of 1992 has resulted in a consistent copy-text throughout, making its text more firmly based on Santayana's intentions. Irving Singer's introduction highlights Santayana's philosophical and artistic concerns and addresses issues of homosexuality raised by the depiction of the novel's two protagonists, Oliver and Mario, and of the relationship between Oliver and the rogue character Jim Darnley. Finding the term "homosexual novel" too reductionist and imprecise, Singer brings to light the author's festive celebration of reality, including ideal friendship, and his success in illuminating the pervasive moral dilemmas that people face throughout their existence. The Santayana Edition was initiated by members of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Comite Conjunto Hispano - Norteamericano para la Cooperacion Cultural y Educativa. This volume has been awarded the "Approved Edition" emblem of the Modern Language Association Committee on Scholarly Editions. Editors of The Works of George Santayana include: Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr., General Editor, Department of Philosophy and Humanites at Texas A&M University; William G. Holzberger, Textual Editor, Department of English at Bucknell University; and Donna Hanna-Calvert, Associate Editor at Texas A&M University. Irving Singer is Professor of Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of Meaning in Life: The Creation of Value.
Persons and places by George Santayana ( Book )
132 editions published between 1943 and 2002 in 7 languages and held by 2,335 libraries worldwide
The background of the author's life.
The sense of beauty, being the outlines of aesthetic theory by George Santayana ( Book )
45 editions published between 1894 and 2008 in English and held by 1,617 libraries worldwide
"This work contains the chief ideas gathered together for a course of lectures on the theory and history of aesthetics given at Harvard College from 1892 to 1895. The only originality the author claims is that which may result from the attempt to put together the scattered commonplaces of criticism into a system, under the inspiration of a naturalistic psychology. His effort throughout has been to recall those fundamental aesthetic feelings the orderly extension of which yields sanity of judgment and distinction of taste"--Pref. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved).
Scepticism and animal faith; introduction to a system of philosophy by George Santayana ( Book )
36 editions published between 1923 and 2005 in English and held by 1,571 libraries worldwide
Interpretations of poetry and religion by George Santayana ( Book )
52 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,533 libraries worldwide
Character and opinion in the United States by George Santayana ( Book )
73 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,531 libraries worldwide
The life of reason; or, The phases of human progress by George Santayana ( Book )
82 editions published between 1905 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,530 libraries worldwide
Influential philosopher, poet, and literary critic George Santayana (1863-1952) was a thorough naturalist, concerned with the ideal factors in human experience. He held that everything possesses a natural basis and that everything natural has an ideal development. In this one-volume edition of his early work, The Life of Reason (originally published 1905-6), Santayana argues that rational life is embodied in various ideal forms, including religion, and that religion may be embodied in reason. However, this is not to say that religion is grounded in science; rather, religion is poetic, a rendering of natural events in a dramatic form. Hence, to take so-called religious truths as literal claims is preposterous.
The letters of George Santayana by George Santayana ( Book )
87 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,461 libraries worldwide
Since the first selection of George Santayana's letters was published in 1955, shortly after his death, many more letters have been located. "The Works of George Santayana, Volume V", brings together a total of more than 3000 letters.
The birth of reason & other essays by George Santayana ( Book )
14 editions published between 1968 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,419 libraries worldwide
Dominations and powers : reflections on liberty, society, and government by George Santayana ( Book )
18 editions published between 1951 and 1995 in English and held by 1,410 libraries worldwide
"In what must be ranked as a foremost classic of twentieth-century political philosophy, George Santayana, in the preface to his last major work prior to his death, makes plain the limits as well as the aims of Dominations and Powers: "All that it professes to contain is glimpses of tragedy and comedy played unawares by governments; and a continual intuitive reduction of political maxims and institutions to the intimate spiritual fruits that they are capable of bearing."" "Completed at midpoint in the century, but serving as his final masterpiece, Santayana's volume offers an ominous account of the weakness of the West, and its similarities in substance if not always in form with totalitarian systems of the East. Few analyses of concepts, such as government by the people; the price of peace and the suppression of warfare; the nature of elites and limits of egalitarianism; and the nature of authority in free societies, are more comprehensive or compelling. This is a carefully rendered statement on tasks of leadership for free societies that takes on added meaning after the fall of communism."--BOOK JACKET.
Physical order and moral liberty; previously unpublished essays of George Santayana by George Santayana ( Book )
5 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in English and held by 1,384 libraries worldwide
George Santayana's America; essays on literature and culture by George Santayana ( Book )
9 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 1,169 libraries worldwide
The life of reason; or, The phases of human progress by George Santayana ( Book )
139 editions published between 1903 and 2010 in English and held by 1,168 libraries worldwide
Title page and table of contents only.
Three philosophical poets; Lucretius, Dante, and Goethe by George Santayana ( Book )
37 editions published between 1910 and 2011 in English and held by 1,078 libraries worldwide
The genteel tradition; nine essays by George Santayana ( Book )
10 editions published between 1967 and 1998 in English and held by 1,050 libraries worldwide
"George Santayana probably did more than anyone except Alexis de Tocqueville to shape the critical view of American culture. The great philosopher and writer coined the phrase "genteel tradition," introducing it during an address to a California audience in 1912. The phrase caught fire, giving a name to the culture of the republic." "Santayana's address appears in this collection of influential essays about the country he lived in from 1872 to 1911. Because he remained European in spirit, the Spaniard brought a sharp detachment to his observations. He points out the American split between thought and action, theory and practice, the traditional and the modern, the arts and business, the highbrow and the popular. He also examines the excessive moralism in national life, which baffles Europeans. These nine essays touch on American idealism and materialism and American endeavor, sacred and profane."--BOOK JACKET.
The sense of beauty; being the outline of aesthetic theory by George Santayana ( Book )
25 editions published between 1896 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 986 libraries worldwide
Dialogues in limbo by George Santayana ( Book )
62 editions published between 1925 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 895 libraries worldwide
Some turns of thought in modern philosophy; five essays by George Santayana ( Book )
23 editions published between 1933 and 2007 in English and held by 870 libraries worldwide
Little essays drawn from the writings of George Santayana by George Santayana ( Book )
21 editions published between 1920 and 2009 in English and held by 811 libraries worldwide
Winds of doctrine; studies in contemporary opinion by George Santayana ( Book )
33 editions published between 1912 and 2007 in English and held by 747 libraries worldwide
Aesthetics America American literature American prose literature Art Belief and doubt Bible. Biography Christology Civilization Consciousness Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dante Alighieri,--1265-1321 Democracy Divinity of Christ Egoism Ethics Fiction Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von,--1749-1832 Humor Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) James, William,--1842-1910 Jesus Christ Literature Literature and society Locke, John,--1632-1704 Lucretius Carus, Titus Manners and customs Matter National characteristics, American Ontology Philosophers Philosophy Philosophy, American Philosophy, German Philosophy, Modern Poetry Political science Records and correspondence Religion Royce, Josiah,--1855-1916 Santayana, George,--1863-1952 Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Skepticism Spiritual life Theology Tocqueville, Alexis de,--1805-1859 Truth United States Young men
Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás, Jorge Agustín Nicolás 1863-1952
Santai︠a︡na, Dzhordzh, 1863-1952
Santayana, G. 1863-1952
Santayana, Georges 1863-1952
Santayana, Georgius, 1863-1952
Santayana, Jorge, 1863-1952
Santayana, Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de 1863-1952
Santayana y Borrás, Jorge Agustín 1863-1952
Santayana y Borras, Jorge de 1863-1952
جورج سانتيانا، 1863-1952 م.桑泰阳那, 乔治
Multiple languages (6)
No Linguistic content (4)