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The Life of Reason volume 1

George Santayana

The Life of Reason, subtitled "the Phases of Human Progress", is a book published in five volumes from 1905 to 1906, by Spanish-born American philosopher George Santayana (1863-1952). It consists of Reason in Common Sense, Reason in Society, Reason in Religion, Reason in Art, and Reason in Science. The work is considered to be the most complete expression of Santayana's moral philosophy [...]. Santayana's philosophy is strongly influenced by the materialism of Democritus and the refined ethics of Aristotle, with a special emphasis on the natural development of ideal ends. The Life of Reason is sometimes considered to be one of the most poetic and well-written works of philosophy in Western history. To supply but a single example, the oft-quoted aphorism of Santayana's, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," may be found on p. 284 of Reason in Common Sense. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

The Life of Reason, subtitled "the Phases of Human Progress", is a book published in five volumes from 1905 to 1906, by Spanish-born American philosopher George Santayana (1863-1952). It consists of Reason in Common Sense, Reason in Society, Reason in Religion, Reason in Art, and Reason in Science. The work is considered to be the most complete expression of Santayana's moral philosophy [...]. Santayana's philosophy is strongly influenced by the materialism of Democritus and the refined ethics of Aristotle, with a special emphasis on the natural development of ideal ends. The Life of Reason is sometimes considered to be one of the most poetic and well-written works of philosophy in Western history. To supply but a single example, the oft-quoted aphorism of Santayana's, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," may be found on p. 284 of Reason in Common Sense. (Introduction by Wikipedia)
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Philosophy

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The Life of Reason, subtitled "the Phases of Human Progress", is a book published in five volumes from 1905 to 1906, by Spanish-born American philosopher George Santayana (1863-1952). It consists of Reason in Common Sense, Reason in Society, Reason in Religion, Reason in Art, and Reason in Science. The work is considered to be the most complete expression of Santayana's moral philosophy [...]. Santayana's philosophy is strongly influenced by the materialism of Democritus and the refined ethics of Aristotle, with a special emphasis on the natural development of ideal ends. The Life of Reason is sometimes considered to be one of the most poetic and well-written works of philosophy in Western history. To supply but a single example, the oft-quoted aphorism of Santayana's, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," may be found on p. 284 of Reason in Common Sense. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h 49m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

16:46