the twentieth century, and these served. It is a critically realistic exploration of human existence, and he devotes each volume to what he sees as the four main modes of being: essence, matter, truth, and spirit. That the real was rotten and only the imaginary at all interesting seemed to me axiomatic. The environment determines the occasions on which intuitions arise, the psyche the inherited organisation of the animal determines their form, and ancient conditions of life on Earth no doubt determined which psyches should arise and prosper; and probably many forms of intuition, unthinkable to man. He is concerned that liberal democracy may not provide a consistent basis for individual freedom and spirituality.
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Coleman, Martin; Santayana Edition (iupui). The Lampoon (largely as a cartoonist the, harvard Monthly (a founding member the Philosophical Club (President and the Hasty Pudding. Leaving Harvard also meant that Santayana abandoned the view of a philosopher as a public, philosophical statesman and of language as being representative. Probably the most well-known sentence of Santayanas is also one of the least accurately"d: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it (. The Idler and His Works, and Other Essays, edited by Daniel Cory, 1957. It chronicles the tragic, sacrificial life of Oliver Alden, the title-subject, a romantic and pious youth whose inner religious sensibilities conflict with the pulsating natural life around him. Almost poetically, he sees spirit as emerging in moments of harmony between the psyche and the environment. If all life were constituted only by successful or unsuccessful activities, one's fated circumstances would govern. Whether connected or not, Santayana later came to identify himself as an intellectual vagabond or tramp, not isolated in the specific perspectives of an ideology, hosted by the world, and devoted to spiritual disciplines that appear irresponsible to philosophers hoping to command representative or some. He expressed concern about the evolving Harvard goal of producing muscular intellectuals to lead America as statesmen in business and government. The Letters of George Santayana: Books I-viii (2001-2008). There is however more than this to Santayanas view of mind and accompanying story of human experience.