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Works of George Santayana

The Works of George Santayana Series illuminates the legacy of the naturalist philosopher George Santayana (1863–1952). Santayana was considered one of the most important minds in early 20th century philosophy, and was instrumental in revitalizing philosophy in America. These MLA-approved Critical Editions of both his published and unpublished works include annotations, textual commentary, lists of variants and emendations, bibliographies, and other tools that will be greatly useful to Santayana scholars.

Reason in Society, Volume VII, Book Two

The second of five books of one of the greatest works in modern philosophical naturalism.

Book One, Abell–Lucretius

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

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

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

Book Two, McCord–Zeller

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

The Works of George Santayana, Volume V

Letters from the last years of Santayana’s life, written as he completed Dominations and Powers, the final volume of his autobiography, and the one-volume abridgement of his early five-part masterwork, The Life of Reason.

The Works of George Santayana, Volume V

The seventh and penultimate book of the letters of American philosopher George Santayana, covering the years 1941 to 1947 and including letters to such correspondents as Daniel Cory, John Hall Wheelock, Robert Lowell, and others.

The Works of George Santayana, Volume V

The sixth book of the letters of American philosopher George Santayana, covering the years 1937 to 1940.

The Works of George Santayana, Volume V

The fifth of eight books of the correspondence of George Santayana.

The Works of George Santayana, Volume V

The fourth of eight books of the correspondence of George Santayana.

The Works of George Santayana, Volume V

The third of eight books of the correspondence of George Santayana.

The Works of George Santayana, Volume V

The second of eight books of the correspondence of George Santayana.

The Works of George Santayana, Volume V

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.

A Memoir in the Form of a Novel

A novel of of ideas, expressed in the birth, life, and early death of Oliver Alden.