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.


Apreciados colegas: Lamentamos comunicar la triste noticia del fallecimiento de Manuel Garrido Jiménez (Granada-1925) el pasado 8 de enero en Madrid. A los muchos méritos de una dilatada e infatigable trayectoria académica y cultural, se suma el de haber sido el principal referente de los estudios sobre Santayana en el panorama español en las últimas décadas. El profesor Manuel Garrido no sólo dedicó reflexiones y escritos a la obra de Santayana, sino que impulsó una labor editorial sin precedentes en torno a su pensamiento, que todavía continúa, y que entre todos debemos proseguir. Descanse en paz.

José Beltrán y Daniel Moreno
Secretarios de Limbo. Boletín internacional de estudios sobre Santayana

Dear Colleagues,
We regret to announce the sad news of the death of Manuel Garrido Jiménez (Granada, 1925) last January 8th in Madrid. To the many merits of a long and tireless academic career and broad cultural experience, we would like to add his having been the main scholarly reference for the studies on Santayana in the Spanish speaking world in recent decades. Not only did Professor Manuel Garrido devote reflections and writings on the work of Santayana, but he was also the impulse behind an unprecedented body of seminal contributions on his thought, which we must jointly continue and keep alive. May he rest in peace.

José Beltrán and Daniel Moreno
Secretaries of Limbo. International Journal of Studies on Santayana


Death of Prof. Manuel Garrido Jimenez (1925-2015)
Manuel Garrido Jimenez sadly passed away in Madrid on January 8th, 2015. Born in Granada in 1925, Manuel Garrido held the Chair of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of Valencia (1962-1979), the Autonoma University of Madrid (1979-1983) and the Complutense University of Madrid (1983-1990).  From the 1960s onwards he played a key role in the introduction of such disciplines as Symbolic Logic, Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Language into Spanish universities.  In 1971, he founded the Philosophy journal Teorema, which brought to Spain the topics, concepts and methods of Analytic Philosophy, as José Ortega y Gasset had done with Phenomenology four decades earlier.  Prof. Garrido was a distinguished specialist in the philosophy of Miguel de Unamuno and José Ortega, and in 1997 as a result of his ongoing concern for the vitality of Spanish philosophy,  he promoted the publication of Limbo: An International Bulletin for the Study of Santayana, and also fostered the publication in Spain of numerous hitherto forgotten works by the American-Spanish philosopher George Santayana.

Muerte del Prof. Manuel Garrido Jiménez (1925-2015)
Con gran pesar, comunicamos el fallecimiento en Madrid el 08.01.2015 del ProfesorManuel Garrido Jiménez. El profesor Manuel Garrido (Granada 1925), fue catedrático de Lógica y Filosofía de la Ciencia de las Universidades de Valencia (1962-1979), Autónoma de Madrid (1979-1983) y Complutense de Madrid (1983-1990). A él se debe en gran medida la introducción en España, a partir de la década de los 60 del pasado siglo, de los estudios de lógica simbólica, filosofía de la ciencia y filosofía del lenguaje. En 1971 fundó la revista Teorema que, de modo un tanto similar a como Ortega había hecho cuatro décadas antes con la fenomenología o la filosofía de la vida, comenzó a implantar en la filosofía española los temas, conceptos y métodos de la denominada filosofía analítica. El profesor Garrido, profundo conocedor de la filosofía de Unamuno y Ortega, y siempre efectivamente preocupado por la buena salud de la filosofía española, promovió desde 1997 la aparición de Limbo, Boletín Internacional de estudios sobre Santayana y fomentó la publicación en España de numerosas obras hasta entonces olvidadas del filósofo anglo-americano-español.