Santayana, George

Man of letters and philosopher. Santayana was born in Madrid, but his mother having emigrated to the USA, was educated as a student of James's at Harvard. James described his doctoral dissertation on Lotze as the ‘perfection of rottenness’ (Santayana in turn described James's Varieties of Religious Experience as ‘slumming’); in spite of this Santayana taught at Harvard until 1912, when he retired to Europe. In early works such as The Sense of Beauty (1896) and the five-volume The Life of Reason (1905–6) he follows a naturalistic, psychological method, but later (in the four-volume Realms of Being, 1927–40) he developed an idiosyncratic combination of Platonism and materialism . He is remembered as much for his works of literature and criticism as for his contributions to philosophy.

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  • Santayana, George — orig. Jorge Augustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santillana (16 dic. 1863, Madrid, España–26 sep. 1952, Roma, Italia). Filósofo, poeta y humanista hispano estadounidense. Santayana emigró a EE.UU. en 1872 cuando era un niño. Después de graduarse en Harvard,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Santayana,George — San·ta·ya·na (săn tē ănʹə, sän tä yäʹnä), George. 1863 1952. Spanish born American philosopher and writer primarily known for his theories of aesthetics, morality, and the spiritual life. In addition to his philosophical works, such as the four… …   Universalium

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