Texts

Books by George Santayana

The pagination in these digital editions matches the pagination in the printed critical editions.

Persons and Places (1944, 1945, and 1953)  PDF  EPUB

The Sense of Beauty (1896)  PDF  EPUB

Interpretations of Poetry and Religion (1900)  PDF  EPUB

The Last Puritan (1935, 1936, and 1937)  PDF  EPUB

Archival materials

Hastings Aesthetics Lectures Notebook

The above link leads to a separate site presenting a scan and a transcription of the notebook of Horatius Bonar Hastings, a student who attended Santayana’s 1892–93 aesthetics lectures (offered as Phil 8). These lectures formed the basis for Santayana’s The Sense of Beauty (1896), which has become a classic in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. For more information, see this brief history of the notebook or consult the article “Santayana’s Lectures on Aesthetics,” Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the George Santayana Society, 22, 2004, 23–28.

Translation of Aristotle’s Metaphysics

The above link leads to a separate site presenting a scan and a transcription of Santayana’s holograph manuscript of his partial translation of Aristotle’s Metaphysics, written out while he was tutoring a couple of philosophy students. You can also read an introduction to Santayana’s translation by the transcriber of the manuscript: Introduction to Santayana’s translation of Aristotle’s Metaphysics.