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George Santayana's Marginalia, A Critical Selection

Book One, Abell–Lucretius

George Santayana

A selection of Santayana’s notes in the margins of other authors’ works that sheds light on his thought, art, and life.

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George Santayana's Marginalia, A Critical Selection

Book Two, McCord–Zeller

George Santayana

A selection of Santayana’s notes in the margins of other authors’ works that sheds light on his thought, art, and life.

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The Life of Reason or The Phases of Human Progress

Introduction and Reason in Common Sense, Volume VII, Book One

George Santayana, Edited by Marianne S. Wokeck and Martin A. Coleman

Santayana argues that instinct and imagination are crucial to the emergence of reason from chaos.

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The Life of Reason or The Phases of Human Progress

Reason in Religion, Volume VII, Book Three

George Santayana

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 naturalistic interpretation of religion. He believes that religion is ignoble if regarded as a truthful depiction of real beings and events; but regarded as poetry, it might be the greatest source of wisdom. Santayana analyzes four characteristic religious concerns: piety, spirituality, charity, and immortality. He is at his most profound in his discussion of immortality, arguing for an ideal immortality that does not eradicate the fear of death but offers a way for mortal man to share in immortal things and live in a manner that will bestow on his successors the imprint of his soul. This critical edition, volume VII of The Works of George Santayana, includes notes, textual commentary, lists of variants and emendations, bibliography, and other tools useful to Santayana scholars. The other four books of the volume include Reason in Common Sense, Reason in Society, Reason in Art, and Reason in Science.

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The Life of Reason or The Phases of Human Progress

Reason in Society, Volume VII, Book Two

George Santayana

Santayana's <I>Life of Reason</I>, 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 second book, Santayana analyzes several distinctive forms of human association, from political and economic orders to forms of friendship, to determine what possibilities they provide for the life of reason. He considers, among other topics, love and the affinity for the ideal, the family, aristocracy and democracy, the constituents of genuinely free friendship (including that of husband and wife), patriotism, and the ideal society of kindred spirits.This Critical Edition, volume VII of <I>The Works of George Santayana</I>, includes a chronology, notes, bibliography, textual commentary, lists of variants, and other tools useful to Santayana scholars. The other four books of the volume include <I>Reason in Common Sense, Reason in Religion, Reason in Ar</I>t, and <I>Reason in Science</I>.

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