The George Santayana Society has the opportunity to participate in the World Congress of Philosophy in Beijing, China from August 13–20, 2018. The theme of the conference is “Learning to Be Human.” Santayana certainly had much to say about that topic, so it would be great to have several papers. At this point we don’t have a quorum. If we can gather either three confirmed speakers or five tentative speakers we shall go ahead and request a session. The final deadline for a group to submit an application is June 1. We shall decide on May 15 whether we have sufficient interest to apply for a session. If you think you might consider going, please write me as soon as possible at

Richard Rubin