The critical edition of Reason in Art, Book 4 of The Life of Reason, Volume VII of The Works of George Santayana, is now available from The MIT Press. The book features an introduction by James Gouinlock and a scholarly apparatus including a list of variations found in the posthumously published one-volume edition of The Life of Reason.

Our next publication will be Reason in Science, the final book of the The Life of Reason, which will conclude Volume VII of The Works.


The Santayana Edition has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholarly Editions grant for the period October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2018. The very generous award will be used to fund Santayana Edition staff and graduate student interns as well as to provide IT and production resources.

During the grant period, we intend to progress on four texts in the Works of George Santayana. First, we will complete work on Volume VIII, Three Philosophical Poets. Then we will prepare and publish Volume IX, the essay collection Winds of Doctrine. Subsequently, due to great scholarly demand, we will turn to producing Volume XIII of our critical edition: Scepticism and Animal Faith. Finally, we plan to make headway on the four-book Realms of Being, which will be published as Volume XVI of the series.


The George Santayana Society is pleased to offer a prize for outstanding scholarly writing in honor of Professor Angus Kerr-Lawson. The prize is offered in tribute to the outstanding contributions made by Kerr-Lawson to Santayana scholarship in Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the George Santayana Society. The invitation is for any scholar not more than five years out of graduate school to compose an essay engaging the thought of George Santayana. Any aspect of Santayana’s thinking may be addressed by authors, including (but not limited to) essays that relate his thinking to other figures in the American tradition (and beyond), themes such as materialism and naturalism, realism and Platonism, and/or issues connected to American intellectual history and American culture. The winner shall be awarded $300 and be invited to present the winning paper at the January 2017 Eastern APA meeting. Additionally, the winning paper will be published in the ensuing edition of Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the Santayana Society. (Editors may also elect to invite runner-up submissions for Bulletin publication.) The winner and honorary mentions of runners up will be announced at the January 2016 Eastern APA gathering of the George Santayana Society. Authors should prepare submissions for blind review (no exposing references to the author within the composition) and send electronically in Word format to: mflamm@rockford.edu . The subject line of the email should read: *Kerr-Lawson Prize Submission, [author’s name]* Deadline for submissions is November 30, 2015.


Daniel Moreno’s Santayana the Philosopher: Philosophy as a Form of Life (Bucknell University Press/Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) is now available. The book is a translation by Charles Padrón of Moreno’s Santayana filósofo: La filosofía como forma de vida (Editorial Trotta, 2007) (favorably reviewed in Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the George Santayana Society, No. 25, Fall 2007, 28–29).

The book considers Santayana first and foremost as a philosopher rather than a poet or literary figure and takes up the entirety of his work as a means to understanding his actual life as a philosopher. This life is marked by a disciplined disillusionment that makes possible the cultivation of spirituality. The book follows the example of Santayana’s work in building connections between reflective traditions in Europe and the United States.

Daniel Moreno also is the author of Miguel Servet teólogo iluminado (2011), editor of several books on Santayana, and translator into Spanish of Santayana’s Platonism and the Spiritual Life and Soliloquies in England and Later Soliloquies. He serves as an editor for Limbo: Boletín de estudios sobre Santayana (Limbo: International Journal About Santayana’s Thought).

Charles Padrón has published several articles on Santayana in books and journals including Overheard in Seville, and Limbo: Boletín de estudios sobre Santayana, for which he serves as a member of the editorial board.


​Call For Papers:Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society—Royce Centennial Issue

In honor of the centennial of Josiah Royce’s death, the Josiah Royce Society and The Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society would like to announce a call for submissions for a special issue devoted to Royce to be published in 2016.

We welcome any high-quality scholarship on Royce’s thought, but are especially interested in historical and philosophical work on both under-studied influences on Royce and his own hidden influence on the twentieth century. Some possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Reexaminations of Royce’s studies in Germany and at Johns Hopkins, as well as his years teaching at Berkeley
  • Royce’s interest in Asian philosophies
  • Reconsideration of Royce’s engagement with other classical pragmatists
  • Reassessments of papers in The Philosophical Review (25.3 1916) issue devoted to Royce
  • Royce’s role in bringing attention to the work of Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Royce’s engagement with Continental phenomenology, and comparisons of his work with the British Idealists
  • Royce’s influence on his students, such as W.E.B. DuBois, C.I. Lewis., and George Santayana
  • Royce’s concept of the “Beloved Community” and its adaption by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Royce’s work as an historian, novelist, and psychologist

Please submit manuscripts of no more than 7500 words to danieljamesbrunson@gmail.com by September 1st, 2015. All manuscripts should be in a Word-compatible format and anonymized, with a separate cover letter containing the paper’s title, author’s name and contact information, and an abstract of between 100 and 150 words.