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The Life of Reason or The Phases of Human Progress
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Santayana argues that instinct and imagination are crucial to the emergence of reason from chaos.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xiii-lii
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  1. Table of Contents based on Scribner’s first edition (1905)
  2. pp. liii-lvi
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  1. Introduction and Reason in Common Sense critical edition text
  2. pp. 1-19
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  1. I. THE BIRTH OF REASON
  2. pp. 23-30
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  1. II. FIRST STEPS AND FIRST FLUCTUATIONS
  2. pp. 31-39
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  1. III. THE DISCOVERY OF NATURAL OBJECTS
  2. pp. 41-52
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  1. IV. ON SOME CRITICS OF THIS DISCOVERY
  2. pp. 53-72
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  1. V. NATURE UNIFIED AND MIND DISCERNED
  2. pp. 73-83
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  1. VI. DISCOVERY OF FELLOW-MINDS
  2. pp. 85-98
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  1. VII. CONCRETIONS IN DISCOURSE AND IN EXISTENCE
  2. pp. 99-111
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  1. VIII. ON THE RELATIVE VALUE OF THINGS AND IDEAS
  2. pp. 113-124
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  1. IX. HOW THOUGHT IS PRACTICAL
  2. pp. 125-142
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  1. X. THE MEASURE OF VALUES IN REFLECTION
  2. pp. 143-154
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  1. XI. SOME ABSTRACT CONDITIONS OF THE IDEAL
  2. pp. 155-161
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  1. XII. FLUX AND CONSTANCY IN HUMAN NATURE
  2. pp. 163-175
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  1. Chronology
  2. pp. 177-179
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 181-199
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  1. Editorial Appendix
  2. pp. 201-317
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 319-344
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