Santayana Edition Bibliography Database

For information on primary works or secondary sources about George Santayana,
please see the SANTAYANA EDITION BIBLIOGRAPHY DATABASE, online annotated bibliography.

This is the digital descendant of George Santayana: A Bibliographic Checklist, 1880–1980, by Herman J. Saatkamp and John Jones (Philosophy Documentation Center, 1982), and the “Bibliographic Checklist Update” that appears annually in Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the George Santayana Society.

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Santayana’s Works

Sonnets and Other Verses (1894)

The Sense of Beauty (1896)

Lucifer: A Theological Tragedy (1899)

Interpretations of Poetry and Religion (1900)

A Hermit of Carmel, and Other Poems (1901)

The Life of Reason:

Introduction and Reason in Common Sense (1905)
Reason in Society (1905)
Reason in Religion (1905)
Reason in Art (1905)
Reason in Science (1906)

Three Philosophical Poets: Lucretius, Dante, and Goethe (1910)

Winds of Doctrine: Studies in Contemporary Opinion (1913)

Egotism in German Philosophy (1915)

Character and Opinion in the United States (1920)

Little Essays (1920)

Soliloquies in England and Later Soliloquies (1922)

Poems (1922)

Scepticism and Animal Faith (1923)

Dialogues in Limbo (1926)

Platonism and the Spiritual Life (1927)

Realms of Being (one-volume edition, 1942):

The Realm of Essence (1927)
The Realm of Matter (1930)
The Realm of Truth (1938)
The Realm of Spirit (1940)

The Genteel Tradition at Bay (1931)

Some Turns of Thought in Modern Philosophy (1933)

The Last Puritan (1935)

Obiter Scripta: Lectures, Essays and Reviews (Edited by Justus Buchler and Benjamin Schwartz) (1936)

Persons and Places:

Persons and Places (1944)
The Middle Span (1945)
My Host the World (1953)

The Idea of Christ in the Gospels (1946)

Dialogues in Limbo, with Three New Dialogues (1948)

Dominations and Powers (1951)

additional resources

Publications of the Santayana Edition

Santayana’s Library (PDF)

Selected Works About Santayana (PDF)

George Santayana: A Bibliographical Checklist, 1880-1980. Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr. and John Jones, editors. Bowling Green, Ohio: Philosophy Documentation Center, Bowling Green State University, 1982.

For another bibliography of Santayana’s writings and information on secondary sources see the entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.