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Santayana, George 1863-1952

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Works: 1,037 works in 3,901 publications in 11 languages and 104,404 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Essays 
Roles: Author, Translator, Former owner, Composer, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Editor, Lyricist, for
Classifications: B945.S23, 191
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The life of reason, or, The phases of human progress by George Santayana( Book )

188 editions published between 1905 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,373 WorldCat member 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 last Puritan, a memoir in the form of a novel by George Santayana( Book )

124 editions published between 1935 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 2,872 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 sense of beauty; being the outlines of aesthetic theory by George Santayana( Book )

87 editions published between 1894 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,263 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 )

73 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,214 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
Character & opinion in the United States : with reminiscences of William James and Josiah Royce and academic life in America by George Santayana( Book )

105 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1920, this collection of essays and lectures features Santayana's impressions of American national character. He discusses topics, such as morality, academia, materialism, idealism, and liberty as well as people, such as William James and Josiah Royce. There is much forgetfulness, he writes in his preface, much callow disrespect for what is past or alien; but there is a fund of vigour, goodness, and hope "
Three philosophical poets; Lucretius, Dante, and Goethe by George Santayana( Book )

96 editions published between 1910 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

?I am no specialist in the study of Lucretius; I am not a Dante scholar nor a Goethe scholar?.My excuse for writing about them, notwithstanding, is merely the human excuse which every new poet has for writing about the spring. They have attracted me; they have moved me to reflection; they have revealed to me certain aspects of nature and of philosophy which I am prompted by mere sincerity to express, if anybody seems interested or willing to listen.? The modesty exhibited in the above disclaimer?from Santayana?s preface to Three Philosophical Poets?should be viewed in the context of the author?s extraordinary impact as a philosopher and teacher. The Sense of Beauty has claim to being the first major work on aesthetics written in the United States; the multivolume The Life of Reason is arguably the first extended analysis of pragmatism anywhere. Among Santayana?s many well-known Harvard students, Wallace Stevens has acknowledged a clear debt to his work. Based on a course Santayana taught at Harvard, Three Philosophical Poets was first delivered to the public as a series of lectures at Columbia University in 1910. Santayana?s lifelong, learned meditation on the relationship between philosophy and art is apparent. (Santayana?s own prose style has long been considered among the most eloquent in all of philosophy.) Here, he discusses the chief phases of European philosophy?naturalism, supernaturalism, and romanticism?as they are set forth and epitomized by the works of Lucretius, Dante, and Goethe, respectively. Praise for Three Philosophical Poets and its author ?[A] brilliant and admirable little book.? ?T. S. Eliot ?The exquisite and memorable way in which he has always said things has given so much delight that we accept what he says as we accept our own civilization. His pages are part of the douceur de vivre.? ?Wallace Stevens ?Santayana was the real excitement for me at Harvard, especially Three Philosophical Poets?.It really fixed my view of what poetry should ultimately be.? ?Conrad Aiken
Scepticism and animal faith; introduction to a system of philosophy by George Santayana( Book )

81 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,811 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 )

52 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,505 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
The birth of reason & other essays by George Santayana( Book )

21 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sense of beauty, being the outlines of aesthetic theory by George Santayana( Book )

45 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist masterfully offers his fascinating outline of Aesthetics Theory. Drawing on the art, literature, and social sciences involved, Santayana discusses the nature of beauty, form, and expression
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 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical order and moral liberty; previously unpublished essays of George Santayana by George Santayana( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genteel tradition; nine essays by George Santayana( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1998 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Soliloquies in England and later soliloquies by George Santayana( Book )

53 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,048 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
Some turns of thought in modern philosophy; five essays by George Santayana( Book )

33 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little essays drawn from the writings of George Santayana by George Santayana( Book )

40 editions published between 1920 and 2009 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egotism in German philosophy by George Santayana( Book )

70 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the First World War raged, Santayana cast a suspicious eye on German philosophy. Finding something sinister, hollow, and aggressive amidst its genius, he nevertheless describes for the general reader the ideas of Goethe, Kant, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and others--and does so with relative objectivity
The philosophy of George Santayana by Paul Arthur Schilpp( Book )

9 editions published between 1940 and 1991 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persons and places by George Santayana( Book )

69 editions published between 1944 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiography of George Santayana, christened in Madrid, Spain on January 1, 1864, son of Agustín Ruiz de Santayana (native of Zamora) and of Josefina Borrás (native of Glasgow). Immigrated to America in July of 1872 where he settled with his family. He became a student and a graduate of Harvard University and later traveled to Europe
The philosophy of Santayana by George Santayana( Book )

33 editions published between 1933 and 1953 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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 religionCharacter & opinion in the United States : with reminiscences of William James and Josiah Royce and academic life in AmericaThree philosophical poets; Lucretius, Dante, and GoetheScepticism and animal faith; introduction to a system of philosophyDominations and powers : reflections on liberty, society, and governmentThe birth of reason & other essays