The Essential Santayana

Selected Writings

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  • 0253002869
  • 9780253353481
  • 9780253002860

Although he was born in Spain, George Santayana (1863--1952) became a uniquely American philosopher, critic, poet, and best-selling novelist. Along with his Harvard colleagues William James and Josiah Royce, he is best known as one of the founders of American pragmatism and recognized for his insights into the theory of knowledge, metaphysics, and moral philosophy. The Essential Santayana presents a selection of Santayana's most important and influential literary and philosophical work. Martin A. Coleman's critical introduction sets Santayana into the American philosophical tradition and provides context for contemporary readers, many of whom may be approaching Santayana's writings for the first time. This landmark collection reveals the intellectual and literary diversity of one of American philosophy's most lively minds.

  • Indiana University Press; March 2009
  • ISBN 9780253002860
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  • Title: The Essential Santayana
  • Author: Martin A. Coleman (ed.)
  • Imprint: Indiana University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0253002869
  • 9780253353481
  • 9780253002860
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0253002869
  • 9780253353481
  • 9780253002860