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George  Santayana
[1863-1952]

philosopher George Santayana [1863-1952], late in life and posing at his desk             short profile

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“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

“A man more right than his neighbors constitutes a majority of one.”

— George Santayana


BIO here

Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás

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George Santayana entry on Wikipedia
George Santayana entry on the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy



Major Works

Essential Santayana / Selected Writings book edited by Martin A. Coleman   "The Essential Santayana: Selected Writings" [2009]
Edited by Martin A. Coleman

contains a chronology; an introduction; Santayana's Autobiography
(in full); 30 essays on Skepticism and Ontology; 11 essays on Art,
Religion & Spirituality; 9 essays on Ethics & Politics; and 2 poems
& 11 essays on Literature, Culture & Criticism

Kindle Edition from Indiana Univ Press [3/2009] for $16.47
Indiana Univ Press 9¼x6¼ pb [3/2009] for $29.96
Indiana Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [3/2009] for $75.00


free online etexts of Santayana's works at Project Gutenberg
"The Life of Reason: or, The Phases of Human Progress" [Charles Scribner's Sons 1905-06]
"Three Philosophical Poets: Lucretius, Dante, and Goethe" [1910]
"Winds Of Doctrine: Studies In Contemporary Opinion" [1913]
"Character and Opinion In The United States" [1920]
"Some Turns of Thought In Modern Philosophy: Five Essays" [1933] etext or audio
"The Sense of Beauty: Being The Outlines of Aesthetic Theory" [1988]


The Last Puritan 1936 memoir/novel by George Santayana  "The Last Puritan: A Memoir In The Form of A Novel"
[Charles Scribner's Sons 1935] by George Santayana
Introduction by Irving Singer; Edited by Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr.

A study of New England attitudes and values, thru discussions of God, love, morality, politics & human nature. Oliver Alden, a youth born into a strict Unitarian family in late XIXth Century Boston, struggles to reconcile the harsh idealism in which he was raised with the beautifully chaotic nature of the real world.
M.I.T. Press Critical Edition 9x6 pb [8/95] out of print/used
M.I.T. Press Critical Edition 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/94] out of print/used

George Santayana's Autobiography   "Persons and Places: The Autobiography in One Volume of George Santayana" [1963] Critical Edition edited by William G. Holzberger & Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr. — incorporating "Persons and Places" [1944], "The Middle Span" [1945], and "My Host The World" [1953]
M.I.T. Press Critical Edition 9x5¾ pb [5/88] out of print/used
M.I.T. Press Critical Edition 8x5½ hardcover [1/87] out of print/used
Charles Scribner's Sons 8x5¾ hardcover [1963 original] out of print/used


The Santayana Critical Edition project of Indiana University and M.I.T. Press

The Santayana Critical Edition project of Indiana University and M.I.T. Press to publish the works
of George Santayana are unmodernized, critical editions of his published & unpublished writings;
as-of Spring 2015, the project is roughly one-third accomplished.
M.I.T. Press's Santayana catalogSantayana Critical Edition website

Volume 1: "Persons and Places: George Santayana's Autobiography" [orig 1963; C.Ed. 1986]

Volume 2: "The Sense of Beauty" [orig 1896; Critical Edition 1988]

Volume 3: "Interpretations of Poetry and Religion" [orig 1900; Critical Edition 1990]

Volume 4: "The Last Puritan" [orig 1935; Critical Edition 1994]

Volume 5: "The Letters of George Santayana" eight books, 1868 to 1952 [2001-2008]

Volume 6: "George Santayana's Marginalia: A Critical Selection" two books [2011]

Volume 7: "The Life of Reason" five books [orig 1905-06; Critical Editions from 2011+]

Forthcoming Volumes
Volume 8: "Three Philosophical Poets: Lucretius, Dante, and Goethe" [orig 1910]
Volume 9: "Winds of Doctrine: Studies In Contemporary Opinion" [orig 1913]
Volume 10: "Egotism In German Philosophy" [orig 1915]
Volume 11: "Character and Opinion In The United States" [orig 1920]
Volume 12: "Soliloquies In England and Later Soliloquies" [orig 1922]
Volume 13: "Scepticism and Animal Faith" [orig 1923]
Volume 14: "Dialogues In Limbo" [orig 1926]

Platonism & The Spiritual Life book by George Santayana  
Volume 15: "Platonism and The Spiritual Life" [orig 1927]
100-page article/essay by George Santayana

Kessinger Publng 9x6 pb [9/2010] for $15.96
Charles Scribner's Sons hardcover [1927] out of print/used

Volume 16: "Realms of Being" four books [1927-40]
Volume 17: "The Genteel Tradition At Bay" [orig 1931]
and "Some Turns of Thought In Modern Philosophy" [orig 1933]
Volume 18: "The Idea of Christ In The Gospels" [orig 1946]
Volume 19: "Dominations and Powers" [orig 1951]
Volume 20: "Collected Articles, Reviews, Essays, and Miscellaneous Manuscripts"




Other Works

The feature film "A Majority of One" [Dec 1961] begins with the Santayana quotation
“A man more right than his neighbors constitutes a majority of one”
The film is a light comedy from Warner Bros. and yet deals with deeper issues: a Jewish mother (Rosalind Russell) grieving for her son
killed in the war is dragged to her son-in-law's State Department post in Japan where she meets a Japanese businessman (Alec Guiness!)
whose daughter was killed at Hiroshimafull credits at IMDb

online etexts of 20 sonnets by George Santayana

"Little Essays, Drawn From The Writings of George Santayana" [1920]
Edited by Logan Pearsall Smith, 'with the collaboration of the author'

"Obiter Scripta: Lectures, Essays and Reviews" [1936] by George Santayana
Edited by Justus Buchler & Benjamin Schwartz

"The Idler and His Works, and Other Essays" [1957] by George Santayana
Edited by Daniel Cory

"George Santayana's America: Essays On Literature and Culture" [1967]
by George Santayana, Edited by James Ballowe

"Santayana On America: Essays, Notes, and Letters On American Life, Literature, and Philosophy"
[1968] Edited by Richard Colton Lyon

"Selected Critical Writings of George Santayana" in two volumes [1968]
Edited by Norman Henfrey

"Physical Order and Moral Liberty: Previously Unpublished Essays of George Santayana"
[1969] Edited by John & Shirley Lachs

Complete Poems of George Santayana book by W.G. Holzberger  "The Complete Poems of George Santayana: A Critical Edition"
[1979] Edited & with an introduction by W.G. Holzberger

Bucknell Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [5/79] out of print/used

"The Birth of Reason and Other Essays" [Columbia Univ Press 1995] by George Santayana
Edited by Daniel Cory, Introduction by Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr.




Works About George Santayana

TIME cover of George Santayana, 3 February 1936  
TIME Magazine cover & article about George Santayana
3 February 1936

"Santayana and The Sense of Beauty" [Indiana Univ Press 1955] by W. Arnett

"George Santayana: A Biography" [Alfred A. Knopf 1987] by John McCormick

"A Philosophical Novelist: George Santayana and The Last Puritan"
[Southern Illinois Univ Press 1997] by H.T. Kirby-Smith

"George Santayana, Literary Philosopher" [Yale Univ Press 2000] by Irving Singer

"Apprenticeships: The Bildungsroman From Goethe To Santayana"
[Palgrave 2005] by Thomas L. Jeffers

"Under Any Sky: Contemporary Readings of George Santayana" [5/2007]
by Matthew Caleb Flamm & Krzysztof Piotr Skowronski /184718166X/



L i n k s
George Santayana entry on the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
George Santayana entry on Wikipedia
browse the George Santayana Store at Amazon

TPD's George Santayana fansite
members.aol.com/santayana (from PhilMagUK 3/2K)
Santayana entry on the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
http://www.hiperlimbo.com/




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