The Santayana Edition is very pleased to welcome Steven A. Miller, who has
taken a post-doctoral position with the Edition for the coming year.
Steven, who recently earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Southern Illinois
University, is helping with daily management and editorial tasks in the
Edition and with teaching and curriculum development in the IUPUI American
Studies Program. He has a strong background in American philosophy, having
written an excellent dissertation on community and ethical commitments in
the thought of Josiah Royce, Wilfrid Sellars, and Richard Rorty.

Steven is working with other editors to finish Reason in Science, Book
Five of The Life of Reason, Volume VII of The Works of George
Santayana. This is the final book of The Life of Reason, and we plan to
send it to The MIT Press for publication next month. Therefore,
the entire set of books of The Life of Reason should be published by
next summer.


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.