Reason in Art: The Life of Reason

By George Santayana
Read by Bernard Mayes

6.72 Hours 04/01/1994 unabridged
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In Reason in Art, Santayana explores the social and psychological origins of art. He examines its moral and ideal functions, its lapses into tastelessness, and the distinctive character of music, speech, poetry, and prose. The Spanish-born philosopher sees art as part of the broader human context, concluding that art prepares “the world to receive the soul and the soul to master the world.”

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In Reason in Art, Santayana explores the social and psychological origins of art. He examines its moral and ideal functions, its lapses into tastelessness, and the distinctive character of music, speech, poetry, and prose. The Spanish-born philosopher sees art as part of the broader human context, concluding that art prepares “the world to receive the soul and the soul to master the world.”

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Author Bio: George Santayana

George Santayana (1863–1952) was a Spanish-born American philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 6.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English