The Birth Of Reason And Other Essays

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New York NY 1968 Soft Cover NEW 8vo 0231102771 NEW copy, NO marks Divided into three sections, the 22 essays in this volume offer George Santayana's (1863-1952) insights into ... history, politics, religion, science, philosophy, and everyday life. "Early Essays" includes "The Philosophy of Travel" and "The Soul at Play"; in "Later Essays" appear "The Birth of Reason, " "Friendship, " and "Tom Sawyer and Don Quixote"; and "Philosophical Essays" offers "Bertrand Russell's Searchlight" and "On the False Steps of Philosophy. " Read more Show Less

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This collection of essays by the prominent American philosopher George Santayana includes the famous "The Birth of Reason," "The Philosophy of Travel," "Bertrand Russell's Searchlight," "Appearance and Reality," and "On the False Steps of Philosophy." Also included are essays on Hellenism, Goethe's Faust, the politics of religion, friendship, and Tom Sawyer as a latterday Don Quixote.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780231102773
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1995
  • Edition description: REISSUE
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 0.47 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 8.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Sonnet to a Harvard Friend 1
The Philosophy of Travel 5
Towers 18
Hellenism and Barbarism 23
Note on Goethe's Chorus Mysteries in Faust 31
The Soul at Play 34
The Birth of Reason (1950) 49
Spirit in the Sanctuary 59
Natural and Ultimate Religion 67
Harmony 71
Ultimate Responsibility 74
Friendship 78
Political Religion 90
On Public Opinion 101
Alternatives to Liberalism (1934) 108
Tom Sawyer and Don Quixote (1951) 116
Bertrand Russell's Searchlight (1936) 125
Three American Philosophers (1953) 130
On Idealistic Historians 135
Mind Liberating and Deceptive 137
Appearance and Reality 142
On the False Steps of Philosophy (1948) 145
What Is the Ego? (1916) 175
Notes to Introduction 185
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