George Santayana

George Santayana

Born: December 16, 1863

Died: September 26, 1952

Nationality: Spanish

Occupation: Philosopher

Biography: George Santayana was a philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist. A lifelong Spanish citizen, Santayana was raised and educated in the United States and identified himself as an American, although he always kept a validated Spanish passport. He wrote in English and is generally considered an American man of letters.

Source/Notes: In the article "Why I Am Not a Marxist" by Santayana published in Modern Monthly, Volume 9, April 1935, p. 77. Also in: "Atoms of Thought: An Anthology of Thoughts" (Philosophical Library, 1950), George Santayana, p. 259
Source/Notes: The Life of Reason (1905-1906), Vol. III, Reason in Religion, Chapter X

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Source/Notes: The Life of Reason (1905-1906), Vol. V, Reason in Science, Chapter VIII
Source/Notes: The Genteel Tradition: Nine Essays (1998 edition), U of Nebraska Press - ISBN: 9780803292512

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