Historical Who is Who

SANTAYANA, George

1863 - 1952
Spain United States
PHILOSOPHY, LITERATURE

 

George Santayana was internationally well respected as a reflective writer who expressed his philosopher in poetry as much as academic treatises. He was a shrewd observer of human failings, both individual and social, and sceptical of the claims and dangers of institutional religions and romantic idealisms. He had simultaneous regard for natural beauty and moral sense.

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