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The Resource Life of reason : or the phases of human progress, by George Santayana

Life of reason : or the phases of human progress, by George Santayana

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Life of reason : or the phases of human progress
Title
Life of reason
Title remainder
or the phases of human progress
Statement of responsibility
by George Santayana
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Santayana's Life of Reason, published in five books from 1905 to 1906, ranks as one of the greatest works in modern philosophical naturalism. Acknowledging the natural material bases of human life, Santayana traces the development of the human capacity for appreciating and cultivating the ideal. It is a capacity he exhibits as he articulates a continuity running through animal impulse, practical intelligence, and ideal harmony in reason, society, art, religion, and science. The work is an exquisitely rendered vision of human life lived sanely. In this third book, Santayana offers a naturalistic interpretation of religion. He believes that religion is ignoble if regarded as a truthful depiction of real beings and events; but regarded as poetry, it might be the greatest source of wisdom. Santayana analyzes four characteristic religious concerns: piety, spirituality, charity, and immortality. He is at his most profound in his discussion of immortality, arguing for an ideal immortality that does not eradicate the fear of death but offers a way for mortal man to share in immortal things and live in a manner that will bestow on his successors the imprint of his soul. This critical edition, volume VII of The Works of George Santayana, includes notes, textual commentary, lists of variants and emendations, bibliography, and other tools useful to Santayana scholars. The other four books of the volume include Reason in Common Sense, Reason in Society, Reason in Art, and Reason in Science
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1863-1952
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Santayana, George
Dewey number
200/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
BL51
LC item number
.S4127 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The life of reason / George Santayana
Series volume
volume VII, book three
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  • Religion
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Religion
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Life of reason : or the phases of human progress, by George Santayana
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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multicolored
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1 online resource.
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9780262321884
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Label
Life of reason : or the phases of human progress, by George Santayana
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from PDF title page (viewed on Aug. 19, 2014)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
887858588
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262321884
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt88qwcc
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)887858588

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