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Santayana, George 1863-1952

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Works: 1,501 works in 5,004 publications in 8 languages and 118,423 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Bildungsromans  Biography  Autobiographical fiction  Autobiographies  Poetry  Bibliography  Personal correspondence  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Translator, Creator, Former owner, Composer, Editor, Lyricist, Author of introduction
Classifications: B945.S23, 191
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The life of reason, or, The phases of human progress by George Santayana( Book )

186 editions published between 1905 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 4,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santayana's Life of Reason, published in five books from 1905 to 1906, ranks as one of the greatest works in modern philosophical naturalism. Acknowledging the natural material bases of human life, Santayana traces the development of the human capacity for appreciating and cultivating the ideal. It is a capacity he exhibits as he articulates a continuity running through animal impulse, practical intelligence, and ideal harmony in reason, society, art, religion, and science. The work is an exquisitely rendered vision of human life lived sanely. In this third book, Santayana offers a naturalist
George Santayana's marginalia : a critical selection by George Santayana( )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of Santayana's notes in the margins of other authors' works that sheds light on his thought, art, and life. In his essay "Imagination," George Santayana writes, "There are books in which the footnotes, or the comments scrawled by some reader's hand in the margins, may be more interesting than the text." Santayana himself was an inveterate maker of notes in the margins of his books, writing (although neatly, never scrawling) comments that illuminate, contest, or interestingly expand the author's thought. These volumes offer a selection of Santayana's marginalia, transcribed from books in his personal library. These notes give the reader an unusual perspective on Santayana's life and work. He is by turns critical (often), approving (seldom), literary slangy, frivolous, and even spiteful. The notes show his humor, his occasional outcry at a writer's folly, his concern for the niceties of English prose and the placing of Greek accent marks. These two volumes list alphabetically by author all the books extant that belonged to Santayana, reproducing a selection of his annotations intended to be of use to the reader or student of Santayana's thought, his art, and his life. Santayana, often living in solitude, spent a great deal of his time talking to, and talking back to, a wonderful miscellany of writers, from Spinoza to Kant to J.S. Mill to Bertrand Russell. These notes document those conversations
The last Puritan : a memoir in the form of a novel by George Santayana( Book )

76 editions published between 1935 and 2001 in English and held by 2,630 WorldCat member 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 Humanities 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
The sense of beauty, being the outlines of aesthetic theory by George Santayana( Book )

65 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,316 WorldCat member 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)
Interpretations of poetry and religion by George Santayana( Book )

70 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and held by 2,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1900, Santayana's assault on conventional pieties outraged contemporaries like William James. This first work of prose criticism asserts that poetry is called religion when it intervenes in life, and religion, when it merely supervenes upon life, is seen to be nothing but poetry. Santayana's ideas continue to influence debates over science and religion
Physical order and moral liberty : previously unpublished essays of George Santayana by George Santayana( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three philosophical poets; Lucretius, Dante, and Goethe by George Santayana( Book )

86 editions published between 1910 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the world's most renowned and provocative thinkers discusses Lucretius, the materialist; Dante, the supernaturalist; and Goethe, the romanticist; and thereby introduces the three dominant systems of Western philosophy--the sources of our major speculative traditions. This work serves the newcomer to the history of philosophy as an admirable introduction to the field, and for the more advanced reader it is a most concise and meaningful interpretation of these three great philosophical poets
Scepticism and animal faith : introduction to a system of philosophy by George Santayana( Book )

69 editions published between 1923 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Scepticism and Animal Faith, Santayana analyzes the nature of the knowing process and demonstrates by means of clear, powerful arguments how we know and what validates our knowledge. The central concept of his philosophy is found in a careful discrimination between the awareness of objects independent of our perception and the awareness of essences attributed to objects by our mind, or between what Santayana calls the realm of existents and the realm of subsistent
Dominations and powers : reflections on liberty, society, and government by George Santayana( Book )

53 editions published between 1951 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,591 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Some turns of thought on modern philosophy by George Santayana( )

6 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The letters of George Santayana by George Santayana( )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Works of George Santayana, Volume V, brings together a total of 3,081 letters. Book One covers the longest period of time, in effect spanning Santayana's correspondence from the 1880s through most of the first decade of the twentieth century.edited and with an introduction by William G. Holzberger 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 3,081 letters. The volume is divided chronologically into eight books of roughly comparable length. Book One covers the longest period of time, in effect spanning Santayana's correspondence from the 1880s through most of the first decade of the twentieth century. It illuminates Santayana's life from the age of nineteen until well into his middle years, when he had established his professional career as a full professor at Harvard.In his introduction, William Holzberger summarizes their significance as follows: "We find in Santayana's letters not only a distillation of his philosophy but also a multitude of new perspectives on the published work. The responses to his correspondents are filled with spontaneous comments on and restatements of his fundamental philosophical ideas and principles. Because Santayana's philosophy was not for him a thing apart, but rather the foundation of his existence, the letters indicate the ways in which his entire life was permeated and directed by that philosophy."
The birth of reason & other essays by George Santayana( Book )

25 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genteel tradition in American philosophy ; and, Character and opinion in the United States by George Santayana( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together two seminal works by George Santayana, one of the most significant philosophers of the twentieth century: Character and Opinion in the United States, which stands with Tocqueville's Democracy in America as one the most insightful works of American cultural criticism ever written, and "The Genteel Tradition in American Philosophy," a landmark text of both philosophical analysis and cultural criticism. An introduction by James Seaton situates Santayana in the intellectual and cultural context of his own time. Four additional essays include John Lachs onthe ways Santayana's understanding of "the soul of America" help explain the relative peace among nationalities and ethnic groups in the United States; Wilfred M. McClay on Santayana's life of the mind as it relates to dominant trends in American culture; Roger Kimball on Santayana's "most uncommon benefice, common sense"; and James Seaton on Santayana's distinction between "English liberty" and "fierce liberty." All the essays serve to highlight the relevance of Santayana's ideas to current issues in American culture, including education, immigration, and civil rights
The letters of George Santayana by George Santayana( )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eight books of "The Letters of George Santayana" bring together over 3000 letters, many of which have been discovered in the 50 years since Sanayana's death. This sixth book covers four years of Santayana's life in Rome, his permanent residence since the late 1920s
The letters of George Santayana by George Santayana( )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eight books of "The Letters of George Santayana" bring together over 3000 letters, many of which have been discovered in the 50 years since Sanayana's death. This sixth book covers four years of Santayana's life in Rome, his permanent residence since the late 1920s
Character and opinion in the United States by George Santayana( Book )

68 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moral background.--The academic environment.--William James.--Josiah Royce.--Later speculations.--Materialism and idealism in American life.--English liberty in America
Some turns of thought in modern philosophy; five essays by George Santayana( Book )

38 editions published between 1933 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published 1933." Locke and the frontiers of common sense.--Fifty years of British idealism.--Revolutions in science.--A long way round to Nirvana.--The prestige of the infinite
Soliloquies in England and later soliloquies by George Santayana( Book )

57 editions published between 1922 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this expansive collection, the breadth and wealth of Santayana's thinking is on full display. Covering topics such as philosophy, literature, society, naturalism, and multiculturalism (a century before the term was coined), these pieces demonstrate his profound influence on intellectual thought and cement his place as a seminal figure in classical American philosophy
The letters of George Santayana by George Santayana( )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eight books of "The Letters of George Santayana" bring together over 3000 letters, many of which have been discovered in the 50 years since Sanayana's death. This sixth book covers four years of Santayana's life in Rome, his permanent residence since the late 1920s
George Santayana's America : essays on literature and culture by George Santayana( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The letters of George Santayana
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The last Puritan : a memoir in the form of a novelThe sense of beauty, being the outlines of aesthetic theoryInterpretations of poetry and religionThree philosophical poets; Lucretius, Dante, and GoetheScepticism and animal faith : introduction to a system of philosophyDominations and powers : reflections on liberty, society, and governmentThe letters of George SantayanaThe birth of reason & other essays
Alternative Names
Corc Santayana

Džordžs Santajana

George Santayana

George Santayana écrivain et philosophe américano-hispanique

George Santayana filósofo, ensayista, poeta y novelista español (1863-1952)

George Santayana filosofo, scrittore e poeta spagnolo

George Santayana Spaans filosoof

George Santayana spanischer Philosoph und Schriftsteller

George Santayana Spanish-American philosopher

George Santayana spansk-amerikansk filosof

Ruiz de Santayana, Jorge 1863-1952

Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás , Jorge Agustín Nicolás

Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás, Jorge Agustín Nicolás 1863-1952

Santai︠a︡na, Dzhordzh

Santai︠a︡na, Dzhordzh 1863-1952

Santayana G.

Santayana, G. 1863-1952

Santayana George

Santayana, Georges

Santayana Georges 1863-1952

Santayana, Georgius.

Santayana Georgius 1863-1952

Santayana Giorgio

Santayana Jorge

Santayana Jorge 1863-1952

Santayana, Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de 1863-1952

Santayana, Jorge Augustín Nicolás Ruiz de

Santayana y Borrás, Jorge Agustín 1863-1952

Santayana y Borrás, Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de.

Santayana y Borras, Jorge de 1863-1952

Seòras Santayana

Τζορτζ Σανταγιάνα

Джордж Сантаяна

Сантаяна Джордж

Сантаяна, Джордж 1863-1952

Сантаяна Джордж Августин Николас Руис де

Сантаяна, Джордж американский философ и писатель

Џорџ Сантајана

Џорџ Сантајана шпанско-американски филозоф

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ג'ורג' סנטיאנה

جرج سانتایانا

جورج سانتايانا

جورج سانتيانا، 1863-1952

خورخي سانتايانا فيلسوف أمريكي إسباني

سنتيانا، جورج، 1863-1952

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산타야나, G. 1863-1952

산타야나, 조지 1863-1952

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