Arthur Danto (1924–2013) wrote of Santayana’s influence on his philosophical activity:

“My inspiration [for a philosophical system], in a way, was a five-volume work by the great Spanish and American philosopher, George Santayana, titled The Life of Reason. Santayana belonged to a generation earlier than mine, one in which to be a philosopher really did mean creating a system that would house the whole of things.”

Published by: Martin Coleman
Published on: Feb. 11, 2015